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Viewing the Northern Lights
Carrington Storm magnetograms
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Read our guide on how to see the Northern Lights from the UK.
The 'Carrington storm' Greenwich Observatory magnetograms will feature on BBC Stargazing - Back to Earth. You can see the complete storm or search our catalogue of over 250,000 other magnetograms.
When we predict an increase in magnetic activity we send out a geomagnetic disturbance alert.
Notice of a potential magnetic storm increases your chance of seeing the Northern Lights!
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The European Space Agency successfully launched the Swarm mission on 22nd November. Find out more about it and BGS's involvement.
The Geomagnetism team measures, records, models and interprets variations in the Earth’s natural magnetic fields.
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We also provide geomagnetic products and services to industry and to academic colleagues and we use our knowledge for information and education.
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