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Space Weather News for Feb. 22, 2018

EARTH'S MAGNETIC FIELD IS RINGING LIKE A BELL: This morning in Lofoten, Norway, a magnetic observatory picked up unusually pure low-frequency waves rippling around the Arctic Circle. Known as "pulsations continuous" (Pc), these rare magnetic oscillations can energize particles in our planet's magnetosphere, boosting the brightness of auroras. Indeed, strong auroras are being seen right now in Scandinavia. Visit today's edition of to learn what caused these Pc waves and to monitor the ongoing display.

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Above: This chart recording shows electrical ground currents in Norway on Feb. 22nd surging back and forth every 100 seconds--a sign of unusual waves in the magnetic field overhead. Credit: Rob Stammes of the PolarLightCenter.

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Comment by rose on March 1, 2018 at 22:18

Geeze that might explain the light headedness folk are reporting, dizzy spells were shocking last week?

Comment by Sarah Hornibrooke on February 26, 2018 at 19:33

Has this any relevance?

Incredible - Video surfaces of gigantic bizarre straight line soaring through the sky!

Comment by Martin Harris on February 26, 2018 at 15:41

Something going on guys.

Check the weird weather lately.  If Space Weather is reporting weirdness then it's time to sit up and take notice.

Thanks Paul.

Comment by Paul on February 25, 2018 at 15:05

Thanks for the links

Comment by cats pajamas on February 24, 2018 at 12:31

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