Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Auroras (or Aurorae) on August 4

There will not be "Two Moons on August 27" this year. There weren't any last year, or the year before, or the year before that, going all the way back to 2003 when this nonsense got started by someone who misunderstood a real honest-to-Galileo event.

There might, however, be nifty Auroras (or Aurorae) on August 4th!

Cosmic Log - Here comes the sun storm

The short version is, something happened on the Sun, and a bunch of particles got flung our way, and they may produce some pretty keen light effects over the North and South poles and surrounding regions. These things can be tricky to predict, so your best bet is to just go out and have a look whenever you get a chance. You can also check out these sites for current maps of the Auroral Oval:

Northern Hemisphere:
Southern Hemisphere:

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