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March 7th, 2012

Aurora Alert!

Posted By Kevin Schafer

Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights, Canada

A powerful X5 solar flare occurred yesterday and is sending a major ion blast towards the earth. If you live along the northern tier states and have clear skies tonight, and especially tomorrow night, it would be worth looking for a dark clear northern horizon – and bring your camera!  Keep an eye on the north, generally between 11:00 pm and 1:00 am.  The most activity should occur the night of March 8/9. For more information and  forecasts go to :

NASA:  Spaceweather.com

University of Alaska : Aurora Forecast

Good luck – and let us know what you see!


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