Sunny Sunday

ARCTIC AURORA SEASON BEGINS: They’re back. Auroras are reappearing around the Arctic Circle as the Midnight Sun finally dims. “After nearly five months of intense sunlight, the sky above Sweden’s Abisko National Park has darkened and Northern Lights have returned,” reports Chad Blakley, whose automated webcam captured these auroras just after midnight on August 24th:

“Our first auroras of the season appeared at 12:47 AM and hovered in the sky until 1:12 AM,” he says. “The green bands were strong enough to penetrate the twilight that we are still getting from the Midnight Sun. Autumn is just around the corner and, from here on out, every night is going to be better. You can watch the show live all season long on our Lights over Lapland webcam.”

In Oulu, Finland, Thomas Kast saw a similar display. “The auroras are still struggling with twilight, but surely it is getting darker just a little bit every day. It’s good to have the auroras back!”

These developments set the stage for a good show only a few nights from now. On Aug. 27th and 28th a solar wind stream traveling ~500 km/s will hit Earth’s magnetic field, possibly sparking a G1-class geomagnetic storm. Stay tuned for auroras mixed with Arctic twilight. Aurora alerts: SMS Text.


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10 Responses to Sunny Sunday

  1. Den says:

    * crickets chirping *

    I’m off to get pizza! And beer.


    • Micki says:

      Are you in Duluth? Full disclosure…I don’t recall what town you’re from in Minnesota.

      Is there good local pizza wherever you are in Minnesota? I love GOOD pizza…not that cardboard crust, gooey-cheese (or mysterious “cheese product” abomination) stuff!

      Hope the beer … and THE PIZZA is swell! And the company, too!



    • Carol says:

      I loved the extensive list of toppings for their pizzas, wow! Made me want a pizza, of course.


  2. David B. Benson says:

    A crow which had yet to spot the thrown away pizza crust. A slow 18 minutes to the north door of the Hillside Cafe.


  3. Carol says:

    Now the “Chosen One” is wondering about nuking a hurricane before it hits our mainland. Just when you don’t think anything more bizarre than wanting to buy Greenland can happen, he tops himself.


  4. Den says:

    Aw c’mon lets play:


  5. David B. Benson says:

    75 years: Paris liberated essentially without damage. Thanks to German general von Choltitz.


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