Space Weather News for Oct. 28, 2003
One of the most powerful solar flares ever recorded erupted this morning
near giant sunspot 486. The explosion hurled a coronal mass ejection
(CME) directly toward Earth. Bright auroras could appear when the
fast-moving cloud sweeps past our planet — perhaps as early as tonight.
High-latitude sites such as New Zealand, Scandinavia, Alaska, Canada and
US northern border states from Maine to Washington are favored, as usual,
but auroras could descend to lower latitudes, too.