Space Weather Spectacle w/ Spectacular Local Weather all a dizzying array of #naturalwonder at every turn lately. Watch #excerpt CTV Vancouver #newsstory; "Rare Solar Storm creates dazzling views of Aurora Borealis #auroraborealis #northernlights #may2017
Last year (May 9, 2016) we had glimpse of sim. event , yet this astronomical show taking place in #weehours #sundaymorning (May 28, 2017) on a level unprecedented; Exceptional strong geomagnetic solar storm visible over Metro Vancouver / BC's Lower Mainland, stunned #stargazers #photographers Northern Lights, result of sun's #coronalmassejection or "CME", hitting earth's magnetic field, w/unusual magnitude & energy power. See more @ SpaceWeather.com Plus - Digging the heat? Quite the #hotspot, here. Our inland desert valley regions soared to #searing temperatures 33^C, making BC Nation's 🇨🇦 Hottest 🔥 #earlysummer #suddenlysummer
* well into 90's F, who uses Imperial anymore, oh, yeah USA, weird, eh?
SpaceWeather ~ "Earth passed through an extreme powerful CME's wake, energetic particles poured through a crack in Earth's magnetosphere, sparking strong G3-class #geomagneticstorms & bright #auroras ... #northernlights visible as far south as California & Arizona, as far east as Ontario & Atlantic Cape Cod - shades of pink, purple & green lit up night skies." Kudos to Vancouver photographer Andrew Lawrence for capture of eerie bright green glow when at Kitsilano Beach. Says he almost missed it,
"I'd been ignoring strong aurora forecast alerts on my phone all day b/c auroras so rarely seen over city due to light pollution" on IG post. Famous last words!