Solar Storm Sparks Stunning Aurora

The Earth-directed solar storm we alerted readers to this week has hit, with reports of auroral activity in Russia, Denmark, Scotland, England, and Norway. Helge Mortensen from Tromvik, Norway captured this stunning video. According to, the coronal mass ejection (CME) hit Earth’s magnetic field at 0617 UT on Jan. 22nd.

There’s also a live aurora webcam you can watch via this link

Check out the likelihood of seeing aurorae where you live at the NOAA Auroral Activity webpage, which includes maps for both northern and southern hemispheres.