Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Coronal Mass Ejection??

I just read on the Internet (so you know it has to be true or they wouldn't be able to put it on there!!) that there is a good chance that we will see some northern lights or aurora borealis tonight.

http://www.aolnews.com/science/article/coronal-mass-ejection-or-solar-tsunami-to-make-aurora-borealis-light-show-in-north/19578799?icid=main|main|dl1|link1|http%3A%2F%2Fwww.aolnews.com%2Fscience%2Farticle%2Fcoronal-mass-ejection-or-solar-tsunami-to-make-aurora-borealis-light-show-in-north%2F19578799

I have witnessed some great northern light in the UP (upper peninsula for you non Michiganders) where we have property. But I have also witness northern lights during my late night (3AM) drive home from work.

These photos sort of depict the type of light shows I saw up north but add a bit more green, purple, and a touch of red. Down here in the mitten (lower peninsula) do you rarely see color. Most light shows are just streaks of wispy light. Cool none the less.


I'll leave you with this little wish.... keep your fingers crossed for some good coronal mass ejection tonight!!!! Astrophysically speaking.