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Local Astronomers Get Rare Close-up of Space Weather

Brief Period of Clear Skies Affords Breath-taking View of Aurora Borealis

October 31, 2003       Leave a Comment
By: O. J. Cunningham

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Aurora is sooooooo cool . . .
You Gotta See This . . .

Jessica Cunningham checked her computer for up-to-date information on the evening's solar activity. "The Aurora is visible," she announced. The sky's only going to be clear for another hour or so," she added. "I'm going out to the Saginaw Bay to have a look."

That was the attitude in many locations around town on Thursday night as any number of would-be astronomers headed off into the night to catch a glimpse of the Aurora Borealis.

For a brief hour or two on Thursday, reds and greens and blue streaks cascaded across the darkened night sky to the North and East.

With the moon to the South, the sky over the Saginaw Bay was near perfect for viewing the beautiful Aurora.

Cunningham sat on the roof of her car, feet. . . . .
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O. J. Cunningham is the Publisher of Cunningham previously published Sports Page & Bay City Enterprise. He is the President/CEO of OJ Advertising, Inc.

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