THE SOLAR WIND CONTINUES TO BLOW: For the 3rd day in a row, Earth is inside a stream of solar wind flowing from a wide hole in the sun’s atmosphere. With wind speeds topping 500 km/s (1.1 million mph), polar geomagnetic unrest and Arctic auroras are likely on March 2nd. Aurora Alerts: SMS text, email.
Update: Automated webcams in Sweden’s Abisko National Park are seeing bright auroras right now:
“The green bands were visible right after sunset,” says Chad Blakley of Lights over Lapland. “The sky wasn’t even fully dark yet.”