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October 2008
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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? :)

Current Mood: contentcontent
Current Music: Heather Alexander - Smoke Filled Pictures

When and where?

Three Forks Park in North Bend. If we're relaly lucky we'll be there at 8, but we'll probably actually be much later. That'll give us time for a minor little picnic before full dark.

We would have asked to tag along, but we had the kidlings. What happened? I didn't see any alerts. Kind of looked like the night before would have been better.

It was too cloudy. Blah. The night before was, in fact, better. I do have some pictures from then; I hope they come out.

Thank you! I signed up. Now to find dark sites nearer to south king county...

Note to Seattlites: shotgun in my car is TAKEN this time. ;)

(I even have a late-starting work day on Friday. I can stay out late!)

How late are we talking here? I might want to take the Wendling & Her Nibs. Where is everyone meeting?