Thu, Oct
30
2003

Aurora Borealis

Thu, Oct 30, 2003

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The solar storm of two days ago has had one significant benefit. Even in the heavily light-polluted city of Kitchener, well south of the pole, it is possible to see the Aurora Borealis by the naked eye. Erin and I went out to a local park and stood on top of the hill and marvelled at the slowly shifting display. It was the first time that I actually saw colour in the northern lights: a brilliant shade of pink gradually shifted across the sky among shafts of green.

If you are reading this right now, and you have clear skies, stop what you're doing right now, head somewhere with low light pollution, and look up. You will marvel at what you see.

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