Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Northern Lights: a chance for tonight

Plasma is headed our way!  The Boston Globe is reporting this morning that the sun seems to have ended its quiet period (yeah, like the sun really doesn't do much) and, after a Sunday eruption,  a billion tons of plasma is headed our way at a million miles an hour.  Result?  Northern lights may be visible in New England tonight and tomorrow night.

I've only seen the northern nights once in my life, in Maine, when it seemed that a beautiful city drenched in green and yellow lay just behind the mountain.  Maybe tonight will be the second time?

Photo from Studiolit's photostream at Flickr.