Sunday, September 11, 2005

Hola mi amigos,

Just a bit of a heads up here. Recently our Sun has ignited one major flare after another. There have been a total of seven so far and maybe a few more to come. Why should you care? Because it’s solar activity like this that sparks the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis, so my advice to you the home stargazer is this. Once it gets really good and dark go out in your back yard and face north. If you see any ethereal curtains of light, you have seen the Northern Lights. You’re a winner! Now mind you it helps if the Moon has set and you live in a rural location. The darker it is where you are the easier they are to see. Now I cannot guarantee you will see them, such is their very nature; around here they are not totally predictable. However I submit to you gentle reader that the Northern Lights are one nature’s most breathtaking spectacles. If you have never seen them they are truly worth the effort.

Keep looking up,


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