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Strong Geomagnetic storm strikes earth

A strong G2 geomagnetic storm arrived over New Zealand early this morning, which originated from a solar flare on 9th October followed by a coronal mass ejection soon after. Significant Auroras were seen in the Northern Hemisphere regions, with cloud cover affecting observations across New Zealand and parts of Australia. Tasmania was the best spot within this region with the storm peaking just after midnight NZT.

Video credit Croydon Hall, Tasmania

Magnetometers based in U.S and Australia show the storm arriving during the evening of the 12th October and peaking in the early hours of 13th October New Zealand time.

Geomagnetic indices in the U.S and Australia

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