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Published: October 3rd 2013
3D Sun Alert:
A coronal mass ejection (CME) hit Earth's magnetic field at -0200 on Oct 2nd sparked a G2-class geomagnetic storm.
G2 Class Definition:
<strong style="font-size: 1.4rem;">Power systems: High-latitude power systems may experience voltage alarms, long-duration storms may cause transformer damage.
Corrective actions to orientation may be required by ground control; possible changes in drag affect orbit predictions.
HF radio propagation can fade at higher latitudes, and aurora has been seen as low as New York and Idaho (typically 55° geomagnetic lat.)**.
I was in South Iceland looking at the sky at -0200 on Oct 2nd. In fact, I was looking at the sky at -0300, -0400, -0500 and -0600 before it started getting light.
And I couldn't believe it.
I just couldn't believe it.
Fog. Rain. Zero visibility. All night.
All I could do was imagine what it must be like on the other side of the clouds.
There are no Gods.
Just nice hotel managers.
Mmmm - Tromso in Norway looks like it might be a nice place to go.
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