Mon, 03 Sep 2012 16:18 CDT
As expected, a coronal mass ejection hit Earth on Sept. 3rd at approximately 1200 UT (5 am PDT). The impact induced significant ground currents
in the soil of northern Scandinavia and sparked bright auroras around the Arctic Circle. A moderate geomagnetic storm is underway
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© Jonathan Tucker
Jonathan Tucker photographed this display over Whitehorse in the Yukon Territories during the early hours of Sept. 3rd:
"I'm glad Its getting dark again in the land of the midnight sun," says Tucker. "These were my first auroras of the year here in the Yukon."
Stay tuned to the aurora gallery
for photos of the ongoing geomagnetic storm.