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Two French rivers disappear underground in large cracks and sinkholes
The Doubs river flows normally in Franche-Comté, France. But since about a week or so, the river has totally dried up over a length of more than 1 km, between Pontarlier and Morteau, although precipitation has been abundant this winter and spring. The river has disappeared, and with it, the fauna and flora. Everything is dead. Two weeks ago, 13km of the Risle River in Normandy also disappeared underground in a large crater. According to geologists, this unprecedented event is due to large cracks and craters in the riverbed.
The cave of Remonot is located near the village of Morteau along the Doubs. Dedicated to the Virgin Mary, this Chapel-Cave contains miraculous water and is visited each year on August 15, 2018, the day of the Assumption. But during this year’s annual pilgrimage, the cave was dry! The first time ever! Nearby, the Doubs river is also dry. No water, just pebbles, and dead fish. Residents explain they …

G2 - Moderate geomagnetic storm conditions observed


G2 - Moderate geomagnetic conditions were observed on May 6, 2018, in response to the influence of a negative polarity coronal hole high-speed solar wind stream.
G1 - Minor geomagnetic storm conditions were first observed at 17:59 UTC on May 5, followed by G2 at 02:18 UTC on May 6.
real time solar wind speed
coronal hole and active region map may 5, 2018Planetary k-index May 5, 2018
"Northern Lights were visible in Minnesota while there was still light in the western sky, an hour after sunset," Thomas Spence wrote under the picture he took from his home in Tofte.
"We had nice flare-ups and displays through midnight into the morning. STEVE made a nice appearance on, too," Spence added.
Aurora and Steve by Thomas Spence on May 5, 2018
Aurora and Steve by Thomas Spence on May 5, 2018. Via SpaceWeather.com
Unsettled to G2 conditions are expected to continue through May 7. Quiet to active conditions are expected on May 8.
Featured image credit: Thomas Spence.

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