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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Geo-Magnetic Storm! Aurora as seen from orbit

Batten down the hatches my friends. The solar wind is blowing, and we're in a geo-magnetic storm. Well, we were anyway, yesterday. Astronaut Soichi took this amazing picture of the resulting aurora.
No WSPR spots of my little signal this morning -- I blame it on the storm.
You can see some interesting discussion of the storm conditions on the WSPR live-chat system. Here is a sample of last night's commentary:

3 comments:

  1. Thank you to Astronaut Soichi from the current expedition crew of the International Space Station for sharing this spectacular view of the auroral effect of the solar wind.

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