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General Category => Astronomy & Space => Topic started by: Tyler on September 02, 2009, 05:32:10 pm



Title: Spaceweather newsletter
Post by: Tyler on September 02, 2009, 05:32:10 pm
did anyone else almost crap their pants when they read the first sentence of the spaceweather email newsletter this morning? ... "GEOMAGNETIC MEGASTORM: Northern Lights swept over Cuba and Hawaii."

Wow I about died of a heart attack, as I thought I just missed the aurora storm of the century. lol Thanks Dr. Tony....... NOT!


Title: Re: Spaceweather newsletter
Post by: rjgjr on September 02, 2009, 05:35:57 pm
Definitely made me take a second look until I saw it was a 150 years ago or so!!


Title: Re: Spaceweather newsletter
Post by: Roman White on September 02, 2009, 06:19:39 pm
did anyone else almost crap their pants when they read the first sentence of the spaceweather email newsletter this morning? ... "GEOMAGNETIC MEGASTORM: Northern Lights swept over Cuba and Hawaii."
yes, before I have read about "...Cuba..." and "...150 years..." I thought it was about recent minor storm.  ;D


Title: Re: Spaceweather newsletter
Post by: martinastro on September 02, 2009, 06:40:54 pm
Yea me too, I almost gave up Astronomy on the spot because I was out all night imaging and had plenty of clear skies and didn't see any aurora. I was thinking I must have been blind. Thank goodness I read the rest of it. Phew...


Title: Re: Spaceweather newsletter
Post by: markt on September 02, 2009, 09:07:35 pm
Lol, it had the same effect on everyone, me included!  :D