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Keep an Eye on the Arctic Sky!

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If you’re lucky enough to be holidaying in the far north, keep an eye out for extra bright Aurora displays on the 12th and 13th September.

Each year around this time, the earth passes through a patch of debris from an unknown comet or asteroid, giving us a minor shower known as the September Epsilon Perseids.

This year, however, we hit an unusually dense patch of meteoroids which caused a meteor outburst over Europe at midnight on the 9th September.

The show, however, may not be over for those of you around the Arctic Circle. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has forecast a 45% to 50% chance of geomagnetic storms tonight and tomorrow, thanks to an incoming solar wind.

If you want to take advantage of this year’s Solar Maximum, take a look at the fabulous range of Northern Lights getaways available with The Mighty Fine Company.

For the full story on the September Epsilon Perseids, see spaceweather.com

12. September 2013 by Joanne Wilson

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