Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Aurora Borealis, Northern Lights

First off I have to give credit for the photo. SwatChasers Facebook page had this photo from Joseph Griffin Lee from Beavercreek, OH. Since I wake up at 1:45AM, I had sugarplums dancing in my head when this took place. I guess there were a few rounds of it. The first was about 9:30PM and also around 11PM. Aurora Borealis is caused by sun flares and release of energy from the sun and then it interacts with the atmosphere for some amazing light shows. I got to see it once in my life here in Ohio, in 2003. Last nights northern lights looked AMAZINGLY bright and vivid. From the reports I saw online, last night's Northern Lights were seen as far south as Arkansas. Very impressive. It is very difficult to predict the Northern Lights and with rain on the way for the coming days we will have too many clouds to see it, even if it did have a repeat performance.

Today will be the nicest day of the week. We will get up to around 70 for the high and mostly sunny with a few afternoon clouds. Overnight rain will start to move in and we could see scattered showers and maybe a few storms for Wednesday with a high of 64. MUCH cooler for Thursday with pretty steady rain and a high of only 49 degrees. Heading into the weekend we will dry out and highs will only be in the low 50's and lows will be in the lower 30's...so, much cooler. I know I will be trying to soak in as much warm sunshine as possible today, hopefully you do the same. Have a good one!

Andrew Buck Michael

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