We Missed the Solar Eclipse Last Month, So What?  We Have Northern Lights!
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We Missed the Solar Eclipse Last Month, So What? We Have Northern Lights!

Some 200 cars and trucks lined Redoubt Rd. at South Beach in the San Juan Island National Historical Park after sunset last night (Fri., May 10, 2024). Not much was happening as the 9:00 p.m. hour wore on, and a few cars departed. But as every last sign of the sunset waned by 10:00 p.m.,…

Northern Lights Fans!  Tonight May be Your Lucky Night

Northern Lights Fans! Tonight May be Your Lucky Night

A “severe” geomagnetic solar storm will befall Earth tonight, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Extreme solar activity (solar flares and coronal mass ejections [CMEs]) began Wednesday, 2:00 a.m. Pacific Time. The event begins on Earth tonight and could ripple through the weekend. CMEs are explosions of plasma and magnetic fields from…