Tag: Northern Lights

Impressive Aurora Display

October 25, 2011 0 Comments
Impressive Aurora Display

Our area was treated to the most impressive northern lights display in about 7 years Monday night thanks to an intense solar storm called a CME (coronal mass ejection) that lit up the upper levels of the atsmosphere.  The brilliant light show was seen all across the country, even as far south as Arkansas and Washington, […]

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Storms On Earth And Space!

August 6, 2011 0 Comments

Tonight (8/6)..we have a chance to see some scattered thunderstorms, but if the skies can stay clear, we also have the chance to see something that is kind of rare in our area….the Northern Lights!!  A large storm on our Sun is the cause of this.   Solar flares are ejected from the sun and […]

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Night time sky treat tonight?

August 3, 2010 1 Comment
Night time sky treat tonight?

While I’m not overly optimistic we’ll be able to see this, it’s worth a shot! Tonight, go outside and look north. If we’re lucky, we’ll be treated to a showing of the Northern Lights, or, the Aurora Borealis. On Sunday, a solar flare and large coronal mass ejection (CME for short) from the sun sent […]

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