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Sighting location: latitude: 44.3738 longitude: -89.786

Submitted by: Jennifer


Very faint on the horizon

5th November 2015

Solar wind parameters, as measured by the ACE spacecraft, reflected
waning CH HSS effects. Solar wind speeds exhibited a slow, but steady
decrease from just over 700 km/s near the beginning of the period, to
near 540 km/s by the end of the period. Total magnetic field began at 9
nT, but gradually decreased to 5 nT by the end of the period. The Bz
component varied between 8 nT and -5 nT. The phi angle began the period
oscillating between positive and negative sectors before becoming mostly
positive (away) after 04/1400 UTC.

5th November 2015

Solar activity reached moderate (R1-Minor) levels during the period.
Region 2443 (N07W16, Fsc/beta) produced an M3/2b flare at 04/1352
UTC, along with associated Type II (est. shock speed 955 km/s) and Type
IV radio sweeps. This event also had an associated partial halo coronal
mass ejection (CME) that was first observed in LASCO C2 imagery
at 04/1436 UTC. Analysis of the WSA-Enlil model indicated there was an
Earth-directed component to this event that will likely reach Earth late
on day three (07 Nov). Expected impacts are described later in this
discussion. Region 2443 underwent magnetic simplification, losing its
delta configuration, as well as decreasing in areal coverage and number
of spots observed. However, it did remain the largest, most complex
region on the visible disk.

Region 2445 (N16W83, Dai/beta) produced an M2/1N at 04/1203 UTC. This
event had a Type II radio sweep associated with it, with estimate shock
speed of 518 km/s. The associated CME was analyzed and determined to be
off the Sun-Earth plane and should have no impacts at Earth. The region
underwent further decay as it made its way around the west limb, losing
its delta configuration within the trailer spot early in the period.

Region 2447 (N03E5,Hsx/alpha) exhibited decay with most of its spots,
decaying almost completely by the end of the period.

Region 2448 (N06E72, Dso/beta) rotated onto the NE limb. While its
trailer and leader spots were visible, they are still too close to the
limb to ascertain an accurate spot group classification.

Tahoe Emerald bay

Sighting location: latitude: 38.6075 longitude: -119.4922

Submitted by: Scott


From my boat in wintertime 9pm? At the head of Emerald Bay . Looked like a wagon wheel spokes(4-5) radiating out from a point about 40 high in the East. Just a glow , not much color, covering about 30 degrees of sky! They were slowly changing shape. People in Stockton could also see it for I was talking to them on Ham radio at the time reporting it on N6ICW repeater. W6MLY It lasted at least a few minutes .

Green light at 5 AM here in Montreal

Sighting location: latitude: 45.4942 longitude: -73.6334

Submitted by: arnold


I was about to go home when I saw this green light here in Montreal. It was obscured by the rain clouds but nevertheless its glow was still very visible.

Aurora Grasslands National Park

Sighting location: latitude: 49.0876 longitude: -107.3633

Submitted by: ValleyFlowers


Aurora watched 12:50-3:00am on live streaming webcam


Sighting location: latitude: 53.5788 longitude: -113.1503

Submitted by: John G


Green and orange from horizon to overhead at times, lots of movement.

Green Aurora

Sighting location: latitude: 46.9517 longitude: -71.3599

Submitted by:


Visible close from the city.


Sighting location: latitude: 46.4423 longitude: -95.1312

Submitted by: Matthew



Over Lake Bemidji, Minnesota

Sighting location: latitude: 47.5188 longitude: -94.8171

Submitted by: Robie Rock


Happened to wake up at 3:30 a.m. and look outside after reading a relative’s FaceBook post about “the pretty Northern Lights.”
So, I hopped in my car with my gear and tried a couple of locations with less light than where I live.