Geomagnetic Disturbance Alert

Geomagnetic Disturbance Alert

31st January 2022

British Geological Survey

Assuming clear dark skies, there is an increased chance of seeing the aurora on 1st and 2nd February. In the UK, those in Scotland, northern England and Northern Ireland may have the best opportunities.

This is due to the expected increased disturbance in the Earth’s magnetic field (known as a geomagnetic STORM) as a result of an Earth-directed Coronal Mass Ejection or CME. This CME launched from the Sun on Saturday, 29th of January and is expected to arrive at Earth within the next 36 hrs. 

For current geomagnetic activity levels please see:

For more advice on viewing the Northern Lights please visit:


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