Hey everyone, the Space Weather Prediction Center (a thing I didn't know we had, but am excited to take a deep dive into) has issued a G1 Geomagnetic Storm Watch and a G2 Geomagnetic Storm Watch for Friday night and early Saturday morning. The watch covers...well...Earth, I guess.

Graphic Courtesy NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center

Here's what the Space Weather-People (a term I made up, but think will stick) had to say:

"Geomagnetic activity is expected to rise on Friday, September 27 due to an increasingly disturbed solar wind field associated with effects of a positive polarity coronal hole high speed stream (CH HSS). The solar wind environment is anticipated to become enhanced and solar wind speeds are expected to climb towards 650 km/s later on the 27th; likely causing G1 storm conditions. Geomagnetic activity is expected to escalate further in reaction to elevated solar wind speeds approaching 700 km/s, likely leading to G2 storm levels on Saturday, September 28. Enhanced activity is anticipated to continue into early Sunday, September 29 - with an early period of G1 storm levels likely." - SWPC

Well, the point is, that because of the increased magnet-air thing, I mean geomagnetic activity, there is a chance Wyoming could get a glimpse of the Northern Lights, A.K.A the Aurora Borealis, this weekend (September 27 & 28).

Graphic Courtesy NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center

The chance is better the further north in the state one goes. But if the solar winds blow our way, maybe Laramie and Cheyenne will get a peek too. So, if the sky is clear and you are in a dark enough area, look to the north and see what you can see.

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