Windy Sunday

THE SOLAR WIND HAS ARRIVED: As predicted, Earth is entering a stream of solar wind flowing from a hole in the sun’s atmosphere. First contact on Nov. 10th sparked faint but colorful polar auroras in the southern hemisphere, shown here in a photo taken by Ian Griffin on New Zealand’s Otago Peninsula:

“As I set up my cameras to record some star trails over Hoopers Inlet tonight (the southern cross reaches its lowest point just after sunset here in NZ at this time of year) I noticed a glow in the South,” reports Griffin. “Over the next hour or so a beautiful display of the aurora australis daubed the sky in pastel colours. You can see this is an aurora australis by the reflection of the southern cross and pointers in the water!”

More Southern and Northern Lights are in the offing as the solar wind envelops Earth’s magnetic field. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras throughout the weekend. Free: Aurora Alerts.



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9 Responses to Windy Sunday

  1. Den says:

    Veterans Day where we give thanks to all that fought the just and unjust wars.

    Now if we could only find a way to stop those wars forever…


  2. David B. Benson says:

    100th anniversary of armistice day.

    100th anniversary of the re-independence of Poland.

    And from a recent map, maybe the day that the house I knew in Malibu burned down. Or, more likely, a replacement house on the same lot. Doubt that in Malibu a 58 year old ranch house had not been replaced by a mansion. 😦


    • Den says:

      Type the address into google maps and get a fairly recent street view to see if it got mansionized before it became toast.


      • David B. Benson says:

        Don’t know number, just street. Don’t know how to obtain a street view from Google maps on this mobile phone


        • David B. Benson says:

          Somehow managed to obtain an airplane view. Almost surely the house was remodeled into the

          Casa Oceana Malibu.

          Unclear whether or not it survived today’s wind driven flames.


  3. Den says:

    I visit my old houses on google maps.


  4. David B. Benson says:

    Standard 15 minutes to the Hillside Cafe for another salmon dinner.


  5. Den says:

    Hate Pink?


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