View Full Version : Try to See an Aurora Tonight

2005-Sep-22, 08:32 AM
SUMMARY: Just another reminder that you should try and watch the "Elegant Universe" on PBS tonight if you can. Then you'll be able to discuss "string theory" like a professional cosmologist.

If you want something more… outside, why don't you try and see an aurora - aka the Northern Lights. The third largest solar flare ever seen is blasting towards the Earth right now and it should put on a spectacular show in the night sky. Try to get somewhere dark and then look to the North. You want to give your eyes lots of time to adjust because an aurora can be a subtle thing to see. Be patient.

Let me know how it goes. I promise nothing, but it could be cool.

Fraser Cain
Universe Today

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