posted on Apr, 21 2009 @ 02:11 PM
Good article, although the picture that accompanies it is ridiculous.
Someday we're going to get a flare on the scale of 1859, and it's going to be disastrous. Just like we know that someday the "Big One" will hit
California, Yellowstone will blow, and all sorts of other scariness. The question is when.
I've been fascinated by the Aurora Borealis ever since I saw them for the first time in
November of 2001
(gee, can't tell that from my mini-profile background or
anything). Beautiful red and green waves and ripples washing over the sky--breathtaking!
Where was I? Chapel Hill, North Carolina. We were at a solar maximum then, so increased activity wasn't particularly surprising. However, there had
been no warning or suggestion that the solar activity could create an aurora visible as far south as
. That's what worries me--are they going to have any idea it's coming
before it smacks us?
Right now I'm more concerned that the solar activity is so low, but once we start heading back towards a maximum, then it will be on my mind.