THE WHOLE LANDSCAPE TURNED GREEN: A high speed solar wind stream hit Earth’s magnetic field on July 28th, and is still blowing around our planet now. The effect in Manitoba, Canada, was to turn the whole landscape green:
“Auroras were covering most of the sky, and we had a calm wind,” says photographer Jim Bishop. “I was able to set up my tripod and dash into the shot for a self-portrait.”
Earth’s magnetic field should remain active and glowing on July 29th. NOAA forecasters estimate a 35% chance of G1-class geomagnetic storms around both poles as the solar wind continues to blow.