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Aurora borealis in Poland. Geomagentic storm. What is the chance of the Northern Lights appearing?

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The northern lights were visible over Poland on the night from Friday to Saturday. The sky lit up with hundreds of colors. Is there a chance that an unusual phenomenon will appear over our country this night? “The situation is dynamic,” wrote Karol Wójcicki, a popularizer of astronomy and the author of the blog “With your head in the stars,” on social media.

If northern lights Will it appear over Poland next night? “There is no aurora at all, and the conditions have deteriorated greatly. We must expect the arrival of further CMEs. They may come after midnight,” wrote Karol Wójcicki, popularizer of astronomy and author of the blog “With your head in the stars,” on social media before 10 p.m. on Saturday. A CME is a coronal mass ejection.

“Preliminary forecasts indicated that high aurora activity could continue also on Saturday and Sunday. Currently, the situation is much worse than we would like. If I were you, I would definitely go out into the field and observe what will happen. What better to do? ” – the astronomy popularizer wrote earlier. He emphasized that the situation is dynamic.


How to observe the Northern Lights?

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The popularizer of astronomy wrote that to see the aurora borealis, you need to find a shaded area, with an open view of the northern sky, with cities left in the south.

>>> READ: “We will talk about this night for years.” The northern lights lit up the sky over Poland

Will the weather be good?

The next night the weather will be favorable for observations, as it will be clear. Only in the Sudetes, fading, passing rain is forecast. It's also a good idea to dress warmly because it will be cold.

Coronal mass ejection

A coronal mass ejection (CME) is a large, often several times larger than the Earth, highly magnetized cloud of plasma that is ejected at high speed into interplanetary space. This is one of the most important factors shaping space weather.

Aurora over OlsztynPiotr/ Contact 24

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Main photo source: Daniel Koszela/ Contact 24

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