On April 23/24, 2012 Earth experienced a G=3 geomagnetic storm. The Kp index, a measure of magnetic field, peaked at 6.33 out of a maximum of 9. The result of this disturbance created this Aurora event. It was a beautiful spring night on the Alberta prairies. Temperatures were steady at 16 deg C with very [...] No related posts.
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