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First Big Aurora of 2011
Posted on February 19, 2011 at 11:04 am by pdpete
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Some awesome images of the aurora borealis.
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Posted by Tibor on February 19, 2011 at 4:44 pm
It is indeed a brilliant show of light when the Van Allen belts discharge into the atmosphere. The molecules in the air actually undergo excitation causing them to emit light, or glow.
Posted by KaylaF on February 21, 2011 at 10:25 pm
It was a great show but the effects of the solar flares are frustrating. The sun might be ninety three million miles away, however when it has a bad day, Earth feels it. The world is facing difficulties with many gadgets with the first major [url=]solar flare[/url] of 2011.
Posted by Tibor on February 27, 2011 at 3:10 am
I will check it out. P.S. Not a bad day, we still here : )
Posted by Tibor on February 27, 2011 at 3:20 am
OK I looked. If it has a bad day. Don't always believe what you read. Where is the proof that things went terribly wrong?
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