Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Aurora alert!

I just got word from that the sun recently spit out a huge Coronal Mass Ejection (CME), which is now headed our way. It could produce spectacular auroras in latitudes that don't usually get them. If you can, go outside tonight and tomorrow around midnight and look north.

Obviously the best views will be away from the cities. To which I say, nyah, nyah, you city people think you're so lucky 'cuz you've got plays and museums and decent Thai food. Well, you are. But you ain't got this.

And neither do we, apparently, because after two weeks of perfectly clear skies, it's going to rain for the next few days. Dammit! Dammit! Dammit!

Those without clear, dark skies can still listen to a solar flare. Headphones recommended.


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