A solar wind stream is buffeting Earth’s magnetic field and causing geomagnetic storms around the Arctic Circle. Last night in Lofoten, Norway, geoscientist Rob Stammes says the needle on his magnetograph spent the whole evening swinging wildly and he could see auroras beaming through the clouds. Not far away in Kvaløya, the sky was filled with green:
“The Northern Lights were everywhere–north, south, east and west,” says photographer Fredrik Broms. “It was a magical sight.”
Polar sky watchers should remain alert for auroras tonight as the solar wind continues to blow.