The Aurorae are coming! The Aurorae are coming!
“Amanda Revere here, reporting on something I know very little about.”
Rather than mount a trusty
stud steed and yell at perfect strangers (what does that mean? What is a ‘perfect’ stranger?) thought I’d blog it.
The sun is sending us a present.
The irony in this is that I watched a B movie with some similarity last weekend.
Pretty sure the ‘end’ isn’t actually here (although, I have heard a few helicopters this morning … hmmmm) And if it IS here, I’m a little ticked that I didn’t toss some desserts into my shopping cart last night. Wouldn’t say no to some key lime pie for breakfast.
But I digress.
A coronal mass ejection (CME) has actually occurred. (let’s hope for the suns sake it wasn’t prematurely.)
Weather forecast? Partly magnetic with a chance of green skies.
‘They’ are also saying there could be some satellite and electrical interruptions. (Better not be interrupting my Candy Crush game! Or the coffee maker.)
A sun spot that is estimated to be bigger than about 6 Earths, has erupted and is sending a massive solar flare our way. (Definitely puts the new ‘freckle’ okay, ‘sun spot’ I have on my hand in perspective.)
Anyway, what that means for us, is that charged particles are headed our way at over 1,000,000 miles per hour.
I’m not going to pretend I know what that means. I just know I’m not going to panic. I’m going to keep my camera close and my eyes on the sky.
Posted on March 16, 2013, in Humor, Uncategorized and tagged aurorae, charged particles headed our way, CME, coronal mass ejection, key lime pie, March solar eruption, nature, saint patricks day aurora?, science, solar flare 2013, sun erupts, weekend solar flare. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.