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sailorimc Nov14-12 02:48 AM

Geomagnetic Storm
 
Hi all,
I have a question regarding geomagnetic storms:
--why always they affects the Northern Hemisphere?
Or did i got this idea wrongly?
Thanks

Chronos Nov14-12 11:58 AM

Re: Geomagnetic Storm
 
They are most noticeable at the poles [both poles], since that is where earths magnetic field originates.

davenn Nov19-12 07:57 PM

Re: Geomagnetic Storm
 
Quote:

Quote by sailorimc (Post 4158644)
Hi all,
I have a question regarding geomagnetic storms:
--why always they affects the Northern Hemisphere?
Or did i got this idea wrongly?
Thanks

yup you did :wink:
but thats OK you have come to a good place of learning :smile:

it has been seen by orbiting satellite photographs over the years that aurora activity at the North and South Poles ( caused by geomagnetic storming)
can often be an almost mirror image of each other.

I used to live in southern New Zealand and from a young age viewed and photographed many aurora
have a look here for some of my pics

just out of curiosity, where did you get the idea that they only affect the northern hemisphere ?
something you read or heard ?

cheers
Dave


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