Wednesday, March 17, 2010

When Irish skies are smiling...

From: http://www.spaceweather.com/
NORTHERN LIGHTS: Will the sky turn green for St. Patrick's Day? It could happen around the Arctic Circle. A solar wind stream is buffeting Earth's magnetic field and causing displays like this:
"This green corona lit up the night sky sky over the weekend," reports photographer Fredrik Broms of Kvaløya, Norway. "It was absolutely breathtaking--and the best may be yet to come!"
He's right. A coronal mass ejection (CME) is heading toward Earth and it could spark strong geomagnetic activity when it arrives on March 17th or 18th. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras.
OK, grab your cold weather gear and cameras. Get into your car, and start driving north. Let's get some great blog pictures of this!

6 comments:

Sara said...

Oh, I'd love to see that in person! Maybe someday...

ellen b. said...

How cool is that. Well I finally found the right size box for those hats so a package could be headed south and a little east soon...

Lovella ♥ said...

I'm on it. . .

Anonymous said...

That's tight! And here I thought that all a green sky meant was that a tornado was coming. Hmmm.

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Thanks for the heads up!

myletterstoemily said...

you find the most extraordinary
events and places!

love the green 'skylights'.

thank you for asking about my
sunday. she attends pepperdine,
so all ends well.

blessings,
lea