Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Keep looking up!

The heavenly treats keep on coming... The NOAA has issued an alert on a series of solar flares which may result in spectacular auroras here on Earth. In fact, reader Daniel reports viewing the Aurora Borealis right here in Massachusetts last night!

You can determine whether you'll have favorable conditions to view the Northern Lights by consulting this page provided by the Space Environment Center. Find the minimum Kp index for your magnetic latitude, then compare to the current estimated index. If the forecast looks favorable, get out into the cold November air and take a peek!