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Sun Puked! Hits Fan in the Morning!

The sun has been carrying a blotch of sunspots for the past week and she finally tossed her cookies. A Coronal Mass Ejection shot out on January 7 and it will slam into the earth tomorrow, 4 AM Cape Ann time.

Who cares? Well, you likely will not notice it unless you pull on the woolens and get out there between 4 and 5 AM in the morning tomorrow and look north from as dark a place as possible. It is possible that as the CME slams into the Van Allen Belt we will get some northern lights all the way down to our latitude. (Lat43, like the bar.)

News of the X-flare here.


It might look like this except that cabin is the fish shack at Lanes Cove.

[edit 01/09/2014] Aurora show was a dud last night. The Kp value never rose above 3. At Lat 43 We need a Kp of at least 7 to get a decent aurora. If you saw something last night I’ll have what you’re smoking.

BREAKING NEWS: Sun Puke was slow in getting here!

Today (Thursday), additional material associated with that explosion on the sun is expected to hit Earth. Its arrival is actually a little bit later than what was anticipated. A strong geomagnetic storm is now expected to continue tonight into Friday morning. This will give us another and perhaps better opportunity to see the Northern Lights.

Aurora – Pet of the Week

Aurora – Pet of the Week


Do you know where the Cape Ann Animal Aid (CAAA) is

at 260 Main Street in Gloucester?

Well, stop by and visit me.  I am a one-year-old calico who has just finished caring for a beautiful litter of kittens and I am looking for a forever home.

The CAAA is a non-profit shelter that cares for cats and dogs until they are adopted.  They appreciate friends visiting and if you are able to donate items such as extra large trash bags, postage stamps, gas cards for shelter van, they are so grateful for these items.

Oh, I nearly forgot; my name is Aurora.  I don’t have a last name yet, but I will if you adopt me!