The Prodigal Sun

The Prodigal Sun

The Prodigal Sun

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Dec. 16 2006 1:42 PM

The Prodigal Sun

The other day I mentioned that the Sun had a hiccup, and this might produce aurorae.

It did! Pictures are popping up all over the web, and a good place to start is SpaceWeather's gallery.

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This might cheer up the folks who are fretting over PZ's apparent win... but the votes haven't been tallied completely yet, and that last minute surge for the squiddies is a mite suspicious. So I'm not conceding just yet.

Tip o' the van Allen belt to Astroblog for the aurorae notice.