Thursday, August 5, 2010

Northern Lights seen farther south than usual this week

Well, as you surely know by now, as it is in all the news, there were several eruptions on the Sun on Sunday. 

The effects of these eruptions in the form of the Aurora Borealis began to be seen on Tues.

And, due to the slightly larger than usual size of the eruptions of the ‘sun storm’, the Aurora Borealis that is being produced is visible in lower latitudes than usual.

But, alas, not low enough for me to see. Sigh.

Not to worry, though, for as mentioned in a previous ‘Daily Interesting Thing’ awhile back, I saw the Aurora Borealis many years ago.

Still, it would have been fun to see it again.

Well, maybe not fun. 

Because if it were visible this far south, the side effects would be awful (power outages, etc) since it would mean it had been a humongous storm.

So, I will take a pass on not seeing the event this time and will be content with looking at pictures made by folks who did see it.

So, with that said, to see some beautiful pictures of the Aurora Borealis produced by the Sun Storm of Sunday,  HERE’S THE LINK

And to discover where some of the best viewing locations are located and for information about ‘why’ and ‘how’ the Aurora Borealis is produced, HERE’S THE LINK