[Cynnabar] Vikings Come Home: aurora alert!
Elizabeth G Calhoun 1
lizcal at umich.edu
Thu Sep 15 14:36:33 UTC 2011
Most Honorable Members of the Baronial Populace,
If you are northward-going this weekend for the event in Donnershafen,
you may have more than a bonfire or ale to stir your Viking blood --
there may be some aurora activity viewable from the TC area over the
"Yesterday, Sept. 14th, an eruption near sunspot 1289 hurled a CME
[coronal mass ejection] in the general direction of Earth. Analysts at
the Goddard Space Weather Lab expect the cloud to deliver a glancing
blow to our planet's magnetic field on Sept 17th around 04:30 UT.
High-latitude magnetic storms are possible when the CME arrives."
Alas, the VikingAnswerLady seems to have thoroughly debunked all sorts
of Viking-related aurora romanticism here:
I prefer to think that the Valkyr are busy setting up the event site. :)
Yours in Service,
(whose other local membership is the University Lowbrow Astronomers)
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