Wyoming Could See The Northern Lights This Weekend
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.
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).
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.