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Former Nome Residents Get a Glimpse of Home as Aurora Reaches Lower 48

Photo by Colleen Mawby in Washington. Photo by Katie Kruschek in Minnesota. Photo from Mikey Wongittillan in Tennessee. Photo by Jon Wongittillan in Arkansas. Photo by Katie Kruschek in Minnesota. May 14, 2024 Sarah Swartz, News Reporter Former residents of Nome got a glimpse of home in the Lower 48 as an extreme geomagnetic storm […]

Starlink Reports ‘Degraded Service’ as Severe Geomagnetic Storm Impacts Earth

  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) warned that the storm was likely to remain throughout the weekend, posing risks to navigation systems, power grids, and satellites. Starlink currently operates over 6,000 satellites in low earth orbit. While losing one or two doesn’t mean the entire system goes down, it can lead to gaps […]

NOAA Issues First Severe Geomagnetic Storm Watch Since 2005, Strong Aurora Likely

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has announced a Severe (G4) Geomagnetic Storm Watch, the first such alert since January 2005. This significant solar event is expected to bring strong displays of the northern lights to regions rarely touched by the phenomena. According to NOAA, the storm has the potential for the aurora to […]

KNOM heard in Sweden!

The light is returning, and on clear days, the sky radiates a sparkling, deep blue light. Sunrise and sunset glow with fiery yellow and red hues. At night, the stars and planets twinkle with occasional interruptions from majestic auroras. [googlemaps https://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=forsa,+sweden&aq=&sll=64.511934,-165.419399&sspn=0.254408,0.613861&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Forsa,+G%C3%A4vleborg+County,+Sweden&t=m&ll=61.375673,20.522461&spn=5.267514,26.411133&z=5&output=embed&w=600&h=250] Last week, we received notification that a long-distance radio listener in a small village called Forsa […]

Bright colors in the cold skies, and warm thanks from a listener

The Northern sky has seen a thousand shades of red and yellow as the sun pokes up in the southeast and sinks into the southwest. There have been beautiful auroras streaming in the night sky: like sparkling, swirling curtains of green and red light. God has blessed us with a bounty of beauty, reminding us, […]

In Western Alaska, winter’s coming – and quickly

The snow covers mountains, hills, and the tundra. On clear nights, we are blessed with colorful auroras as the night sparkles with stars and planets. The scenic majesty of bush Alaska is breathtaking during the day and at night. As the seasons change and the thermometer falls towards zero, we thank all who help us […]