corvi (corivax) wrote,

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Aurora backstory, or How You Can Play Along At Home

A lot of people seem interested in the aurora, so I figured I'd make a how-to-get-in-on-the-action post. For those in the Northwest, there is an automated aurora detector in Walla Walla and you can subscribe to an email list here and have it forward to a cell phone or pager if you've got one so equipped.

For those of you elsewhere, there is a paid phone alert, which I don't really know much about beyond its existence.

For everyone in Northern latitudes, the earth is going to move through a stream ejected through a hole in the sun's corona on the 20th and 21st, which is likely to produce a good aurora.

Seattlites: We're going to try to be on the other side of the mountains for it. Wanna join us? :)

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