#SolarStorm or Go outside and look up

Pamela L. Gay, Ph.D.
3 min readMay 11, 2024

If it is dark, and you live somewhere with dark skies….and you live somewhere North of the Mason-Dixie line, go outside right now AND LOOK UP.

There is a giant coronal mass ejection headed straight at us and NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center is predicting aurora as far south as maybe Alabama. I’m seeing reports of aurorae even from the Bahamas!

For those of you in Europe — If you’re in Europe, you are far enough North to see this storm.

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Pamela L. Gay, Ph.D.

Astronomer, technologist, & creative focused on using new media to engage people in learning and doing science. Opinions & typos my own.