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"Incoming CME could spark high-latitude auroras"
Space Weather News for August 9, 2010
INCOMING CME: The solar eruption of August 7th might affect Earth after
all. Newly-arriving data from the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory
(SOHO) show a CME heading our way with a significant Earth-directed
component. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras when the
cloud arrives on August 10th. A movie of the CME is featured on today's
edition of http://spaceweather.com.
EARLY PERSEID METEORS: The Perseid meteor shower doesn't peak until
August 12th, but already late-night sky watchers are seeing a nice display
of shooting stars. Observers are counting as many as 20 Perseids per hour
from dark sky sites, a number that could increase 3- to 5-fold before the
week is over. Visit http://spaceweather.com for more information.