Thursday, February 17, 2011

Eyes to the sky

Did you know Canada.. today we could get a show in the sky thanks to
the class X2 flare erupted from sun on Tuesday and will reach Earth today. It's being reported that the solar X-ray flare on Tuesday is the largest of its type since December 2006. While causing some radio disruption in southern China it's unlikely that it will completely take out any radio or power.

This flare can enhance the northern lights making them more visible today if conditions are right. Aurora borealis, or northern lights, is a luminous glow of the upper atmosphere which is caused by energetic particles and it's these particles that are to reach Earth today.

Let us know if you see anything!

Source: CBC, Space Weather Canada, NOAA

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