Sunday, March 11, 2012

Aurora Borealis

I miss home everyday but particularly during this time of the year. (In case you missed my "About" section, I'm from Anchorage, AK.) The Iditarod is going on right now; when I was growing up we would always go to the ceremonial start together downtown as a family, and keep up with the racers on the news every night. 

Picture of solar flare by NASA

However, another thing is making me miss home even more. The solar storm this week has been putting up some really spectacular displays of the Northern Lights. I saw them a lot when I was a kid, we lived in the city though and the city lights make them hard to see. Here is a link to a photo gallery at the Anchorage Daily News website with some amazing shots of the Aurora. My favorite is number 6, which is actually a photo taken in Iceland.

Has anyone felt any effects of the solar storm?

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