Monday, November 08, 2004

Very Active Auroras

My wife woke me up around 2AM. She had stepped outside, and saw for the first time the amazing pulsating auroras that lit up our skies as an Extreme level geomagnetic storm continues on. Despite partly cloudy skies, there were enough holes to be able to tell that the whole northern portion was alit in green, and pulse-like waves of colors rippled overhead and to the south.

I took her out to see the Northern Lights last year, but despite vivid reds and greens, the display that she saw didn't have much movement like we're seeing right now.

Perhaps now she won't poke fun at me when I chase auroras in the future. ;-)