Wednesday, August 4, 2010

dirty space news: solar mass ejections

solar scientists are reporting that the sun has recently experienced FOUR solar mass ejections and soon the earth's atmosphere will glow in the aftermath.

an aurora occurs because energetic particles coming from the sun react with a planet's magnetic field. magnetic fields naturally have directional field lines which act as "traffic lanes" that guide the electrically charged solar particles to the north and south magnetic poles.

for updates on aurora sightings, go to space weather.

1 comment:

willow said...

am hoping to be able to catch a view this evening...on night shift...wish me luck!