Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Aurora Borealis

One of the things I would like to see is the Aurora Borealis, the northern lights. I've often joked seeing the aurora is one of the items on my bucket list. Every once in a blue moon, this light show is visible from southern latitudes like Boston., and it always seems I miss the opportunity. Most times, the weather is cloudy, or it rains, or the neighbors up and down the street have their outside lights on.

This morning, I caught a tweet from a news agency that said the light show would be visible in the Boston area! A link I followed stated the estimated time the lights would appear would be 1AM Wed, 4. August 2010.  ARGH! Missed it by that much!

Puttering around while sipping my morning tea, I came across another news bite:

"The latest estimates are that the plasma will arrive in four waves, one at 3 a.m. Wednesday, one at 1 p.m. Wednesday, one at 8 p.m. Wednesday, and one at 2 a.m. Thursday, said David Aguilar, a spokesman for the Harvard-Smithsonian center."  Metrodesk

The aurora won't be visible during the day, but I still have two chances! Two!  Check your area to see if the aurora will be visible from your neck of the woods.

Have you ever seen the aurora? Is there something you want to see or do, that you keep missing out on?


  1. Seen it BIG time on a drive through the north woods back in college. It was amazing stuff!

  2. Cool! I hope you get to see it!

    I've seen the aurora faintly here, though I'd love to see it better...guess I'd have to drive a little north.