Friday Headlines, April 19, 2013
THE LATEST IN THE GEOSCIENCES
I really wish it hadn’t have been cloudy the night the aurora was supposed to be visible at my home in western New York state. Alas, it was.
The flare happened on April 11 (so, yeah, it was more than a week ago), but lit up the skies on the night of April 13 further south than usual, so that people in Maryland, for example, could have caught a peek.
I once caught the shortest glimpse of the northern lights way back in 1994. It was there only long enough that I could register what I was seeing. Then it was gone.
This solar flare, like many, caused some trouble with radio communications on Earth. This year we approach a solar maximum, where flare activity is expected to peak in its 11-year cycle. I hope I get another chance to see the aurora!
This is just cool:
Follow the link. Watch the video. That is all.
It’s been a bit of a difficult week, so I don’t have a lot of headlines. The bombing at the Boston Marathon has put me into a bit of a funk. I hope the video above cheers you all as much as it cheered me.