posted on Jan, 9 2014 @ 03:19 PM
I went to www.solarcycle24.com and saw this update:
Quote from site. You can see all the images there and what the current auroral oval is.
Updated 01/09/2014 @ 20:20 UTC
CME Sweeps Past Earth
A sudden solar wind increase to near 500 km/s was detected at 19:32 UTC. A little later and weaker than expected, but this appears to be the passage
of an expected interplanetary shockwave (IP Shock) past the ACE Spacecraft. Magnetometers, including the ground based instrument in Boulder, Colorado,
are now detecting a geomagnetic sudden impulse. This signals the passage of the interplanetery shock past our planet. Stay tuned for the latest
UPDATE: An initial look at the data indicates a rather weak impact thus far. It is still very early and an increase in geomagnetic activity could
still be in store in the wake of the CME impact. I do not personally expect G2 or G3 storming at this time, but will update as things unfold.
SUMMARY: Geomagnetic Sudden Impulse
Observed: 2014 Jan 09 2010 UTC
Deviation: 12 nT
WARNING: Geomagnetic K-index of 4 expected
Valid From: 2014 Jan 09 2035 UTC
Valid To: 2014 Jan 10 2100 UTC
Warning Condition: Onset
Potential Impacts: Area of impact primarily poleward of 65 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude.
Induced Currents - Weak power grid fluctuations can occur.
Aurora - Aurora may be visible at high latitudes such as Canada and Alaska.
I live in Edmonton Alberta and lights in my place have been flickering randomly over the last hour. Coincidence? Who knows, but the storm may last up
to 24 hrs, if it was clear tonight I would look.