A coronal mass ejection (CME) hit Earth on Oct. 24th at approximately 1800 UT (2:00 pm EDT). The impact strongly compressed Earth’s magnetic field, directly exposing geosynchronous satellites to solar wind plasma, and sparked an intense geomagnetic storm. As night fell over North America, auroras spilled across the Canadian border into the contiguous United States. The display spread all the way down to Arkansas.

Auroras were seen or photographed in more than half of all US states including Alabama, Wisconsin, New Mexico, Tennessee, Missouri, Illinois, Nebraska, Kentucky, North Carolina, Indiana, Oklahoma, Kansas, Iowa, Maryland, New York, Montana, Ohio, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Washington, Virginia, Texas, Arizona, Minnesota, Maine, Michigan, Oregon, Arkansas and California. Many observers, especially in the deep south, commented on the pure red color of the lights they saw. These rare all-red auroras sometimes appear during intense geomagnetic storms. They occur some 300 to 500 km above Earth’s surface and are not yet fully understood.



  1. George 6 years ago

    Didn’t the Turkey earthquake take place on roughly the same date, 23/24 Oct?

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      admin 6 years ago

      I could well be wrong, but I think geological activity on the earth is influenced by cme’s and the solar wind stream. seems logical really, and the increased volacano eruptions and earthquakes at the same time as big CME’s pointing at earth seems to support it. Trouble is it goes against all the global warming research where they say the activity of the sun has no effect on the earth so it is discredited in the scientific press since most of it is funded by climate change research grants which aim to show that man is the culprit for everything and can therefore be taxed and regulated. They can’t really do the same with the sun. Pure speculation on my part of course but that’s how I see it.

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