6/6: It was a dream of mine to document the Tasermiut area, which is home to some of the world's wildest skylines (think Patagonia without the people and development). But to watch and shoot the aurora dancing above it all, well, that was absolute magic. That night, perched high above the fjord, we witnessed the arrival of a severe (G4 - strongest in quite some time) geomagnetic storm that lit up the sky in all directions (this is looking southeast), leaving us completely overwhelmed…
Aurora Sky watchers | As expected, a coronal hole solar wind stream is now beginning to move past Earth. Enhanced geomagnetic activity (Kp4) is currently being observed at higher latitudes. A moderate (G2) geomagnetic storm watch will be in effect for the next 24-48 hours as the stream is expected to increase in speed. High latitude aurora sky watchers should be alert once dark outside.
Rare 'severe' geomagnetic storm is hitting Earth right now - A severe geomagnetic storm -- the strongest in the current solar cycle -- is affecting Earth, disrupting radio signals & causing a major Aurora display.
Our planet earth is surrounded by a magnetosphere. A magnetosphere is formed when a stream of charged particles like the solar wind interacts with and is exchanged by the own magnetic field of a planet or similar body.