Over the past decade, Aurorasaurus has grown from a persistent idea in the mind of Dr. Liz MacDonald to a worldwide initiative that has contributed research and discoveries to aurora science. At its heart, Aurorasaurus is a community effort, only possible through the contributions of thousands of citizen scientists, scientific experts, team members and volunteers.[…]
Aurorasaurus hosted a Q&A session on Twitter after the large summer solstice aurora storm. Here is a recap of all the questions and answers.
On Monday, June 22, 2015 a number of coronal mass ejection (CME) events impacted Earth and, our plots of solar wind power showed a very high likelihood for strong aurora activity on Monday evening and Tuesday morning– and citizen scientists caught all the action!
On Friday, two separate CME events were detected and projected to reach the Earth at some point later in the weekend. Be on the lookout tonight for a possibility of strong aurora activity Monday evening/Tuesday morning (June 22nd and 23rd)!
By Nathan Case and Kasha Patel An Aurorasaurus user submitted this photo of the aurora in Germany along with a report. On Tuesday, March 17, 2015, as people adorned themselves with green clothing and infused their livers with green beer, Earth was experiencing the biggest geomagnetic storm of the last decade—leading to beautiful, widespread aurora[…]
By Meghan Mella An image of the Uppsala “skyline” below the aurora in Sweden. (Credit: Mella) In Swedish there is a phrase “himla bra” that basically means “awesomely good.” The word himla literally translates to sky or heaven, and I have to think this phrase came about from Swedes staring at the sky, admiring the[…]
By Nathan Case Image credit: Sebastian Saarloos Ongoing, right now, is a large geomagnetic storm. The storm has had a constant G2-G4 rating, Kp levels are in the6-8 range and the solar wind power has been in the 3000GW + range for over 24 hours. All of this means, it’s a great time for aurora hunting![…]