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Solar fireworks might be heading our way for the 4th

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posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 05:09 AM
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The sun sent out a flare powerful enough to disrupt radio communications over Europe today, along with an eruption of electrically charged particles that just might sweep past Earth's magnetic field in time to spark a Fourth of July show of auroral fireworks. (The M5.6-class solar flare, observed by NASA's Solar Dynamic Observatory at 6:52 a.m. ET (10:52 GMT),



So if you're out and about on the night of the Fourth, sit back and enjoy the fireworks — whether they're terrestrial or celestial in origin.


More info at MSNBC

Have a safe 4th everyone...

peace




posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 06:01 AM
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Does this mean we might get to see some Northern Lights.. I shall keep my eyes pealed..
ty for the post..



posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 06:22 AM
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Wouldn't that be great! I love those Northern Lights! Of course I'll not see them where I am now - at least not in person but I do have hope people like you will have your cameras ready!

Have a great 4th!

peace
edit on 3-7-2012 by silo13 because: typo



posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 10:34 AM
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I am lucky to live far north enough to see them.. However I cannot suss out how to take pictures of them.. I guess you need a good camera for that...



posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 02:53 PM
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Any camera should be fine - or even a good description!

Have a wonderful 4th!

peace



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