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Forecasters predicted a solar storm arriving at the planet on January 7th or 8th. The storm has arrived.
The pressure sensors have gone up and the geomagnetic field is reacting to a storm level event.
Webcams in the north are showing bright auroras as these charged particles come into the geomagnetic poles. Even cameras in Iceland near the Katla Volcano show a bright display of the event. Click here for that camera
Skywatchers across the mid-upper areas of the planet should be on the alert to see the event.
The Kp Index is a 1, the lowest value measuring the geomagnetic field levels, however it updates every three hours and it is expected to be a storm level Kp=5 or above.