Learn about Coronal Ejections and Aurora

Here's some information about Coronal Mass Ejections and Northern Lights so you can check out what's going on.

Soft Serve News has Real Time predictions about Aurora activity. You can also sign up to get Aurora Alerts on Twitter from @AuroraBorealis Alerts via Twitter. Tweets (messages) will start going out once the Space Environment Center Neural Net predicts a Geomagnetic Activity level (Kp number) of 3.9 or higher signifying the Aurora is reasonably active.
Spaceweather includes information about what you might look forward to see in the evening.
NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center shows the solar wind.
Information about the sun from the High Altitude Observatory.

The MetEd website provides education and training resources to benefit the operational forecaster community, university atmospheric scientists and students, and anyone interested in learning more about meteorology, weather forecasting, and related geoscience topics. MetEd is part of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research's (UCAR's) Community Programs (UCP) and University Corporation for Atmospheric Research's (UCARS's) Community Programs (UCP). MetEd training consists of modules and courses, which are are entirely self-paced and available for open enrollment.An example of a course is Space Weather Impacts on Aviation ,about how Space Weather Impacts on Aviation examines the effects of solar flares, coronal mass ejections, and other solar phenomena on aviation operations. MetEd and the COMET® Program are sponsored by NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS), MetEd can be contacted at: The COMET Program, P.O. Box 3000, Boulder, CO 80307-3000

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