Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Our amazing solar system

Last night I dreamed I was on the Cape in the winter.  Mounds of snow were surrounded by elaborate dances of snow particles, which slowed as I approached and began again as I departed.  A lightening storm lit the sky, and from each cloud,where a lightening bolt descended, I could see lightening bolts descending as if they were the fires from  rocket launches.  Very beautiful and scary.

This morning I read that the sun released a large, class X solar flare between 7 pm. and 8 pm. last night.  .  Scientists say most likely the flare will produce a glancing blow today or tomorrow, rather than hitting the earth straight on.  if we're lucky, and the clouds cooperate, we may see the aurora borealis.

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