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originally posted by: violet
a reply to: Rezlooper
I've never seen the colours we see in pics. The first time I was in northern BC and saw white beams coming down from the sky, very strange, had no idea what it was. Went home to southern BC. And thought these beams are following me! The next time I saw them they were just wispy white ghost things and part of the sky looked maroon colour.
THE SECOND CME HAS ARRIVED: For the second time today, a CME has hit Earth's magnetic field. The first strike, described below, was relatively minor. The second impact, which occured at approximately 1600 UT, could be more potent CME #2 was propelled toward Earth by a powerful X-class solar flare on Sept. 10th. It could spark strong geomagnetic storms extending from Earth's poles to mid-latitudes. Stay tuned for updates about this developing story--and be alert for auroras!
Biological: passengers and crew in high-flying aircraft at high latitudes may be exposed to elevated radiation risk.*** Satellite operations: infrequent single-event upsets possible. Other systems: small effects on HF propagation through the polar regions and navigation at polar cap locations possibly affected.