OT - Northern Lights Possibly Visible in Michigan Tonight

Submitted by Space Coyote on August 3rd, 2010 at 6:40 PM

A Coronal Mass Ejection (a solar eruption) took place early Sunday and is heading toward earth.  This "Solar Tsunami" as some are calling it could reach as far as Michigan, Maine, Seattle, and possibly Colorado (for all those MGoBloggers around the US).  So late tonight or early tomorrow morning look into the northern sky and you might see something amazing

Link 1: Says possibility in Michigan

Link 2: A bit more info

Link 3: Coronal Mass Ejection Info

 

In other important space related news: August 12 after 11PM is the best time to see the Perseid meteor shower, which is the most prevelent meteor shower most years seen in the northern hemisphere

Comments

switch26

August 3rd, 2010 at 8:47 PM ^

if you have never seen the northern lights they are damn impressive.  Have slept underneath them way up in canada at fishing camps.  Def a  sight to see if you get a chance tonight.