Watch the skies tonight kids! There are two pretty rare, yet unrelated, events happening in the world of space right now! SCIENCE!
Firstly, as you may have heard, tonight is a Blue Moon. So whatever it is that you like to only do once in a blue moon, can be totally justified tonight! So go crazy! But watch out for the crazies, it’s a full moon after all.
A lesser known thing happening tonight: A dangerous solar flare from the sun is expected to hit the Earth. I stumbled across this interesting tidbit today, and knowing it was a blue moon (love that astrology crap!) thought to myself that it was a scary concept. Now, this solar flare is only expected to intensify the auroras, and maybe cause geomagnetic storms. Mild ones. Supposedly? I really hope so? What?!
My second thought was that whoever lives in places where the northern and southern lights are visible, are extremely lucky to see not only a rare aurora, but a blue moon at the same time. (I’m not sure if the blue moon only applies to us northern hemispherians or not?) What I wouldn’t do to hop a plane to Canada right now!
Anyways, here’s the link to the solar flare article, as they can do a much better job at explaining the works.
- Sun Fires Solar Storm Directly at Earth (space.com)