Solar Flare – Northern Lights Tonight and Tomorrow
Posted by Jeff Id on August 3, 2010
From the finest news organization on the planet – that’s not saying much though guys.
Skywatchers at high latitudes could be in for a spectacular treat of northern lights, the aurora borealis, Tuesday and Wednesday: After a relatively quiet stretch, it appears the sun is ramping up its activity.
The sun’s surface erupted early Sunday, blasting tons of plasma (ionized atoms) into space. These atoms are headed toward Earth and could create a stunning light show in the process.
I’ve got no more time than that, but it’s pretty awesome.