NUFORC UFO Sighting 17078

Occurred: 2001-03-30 22:30 Local
Reported: 2001-03-31 00:00 Pacific
Duration: 2 hours
No of observers: 3

Location: Orofino (16 miles east of), ID, USA

Shape: Unknown


Glowing deep red clouds floating against the wind going from horizon to horizon

Date: March 30th, 2001



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Subject: Interplanetary shock wave strikes Earth's magnetosphere, auroras could follow
Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2001 21:13:32 -0600
From: "SpaceWeather.com"
To: "SpaceWeather.com"

Space Weather News for March 31, 2001
http://www.spaceweather.com

A relatively dense and strongly magnetized interplanetary shock wave hit Earth's magnetosphere at ~0100 GMT on March 31st (8 p.m. EST on March 30th). Strong geomagnetic activity, including mid-latitude auroras, are likely to follow.

Visit http://www.SpaceWeather.com for details and updates.
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NUFORC Note:

Many reports of this phenomenon from Utah, Idaho, Oregon, Arizona, and Texas. We suspect the Aurora Borrealis may have been the cause. We provide below an offical NASA report from a popular website, dedicated to the subject of "space weather." We find it interesting that the aurora was reported as being distinctly red. The ones we have witnessed, and the ones reported to us traditionally are blue, green, or some light pastel color in the blue-green portion of the visible spectrum. PD


Posted 2001-04-01

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