Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Swedish Model

Sweden_Solar_System. That is just plain awesome. I wish the U.S. would do something like this. It would almost be worthy of an epic road trip.

In other news, today is a pretty nice day. I've been enjoying it, since we will be hit by coronal mass ejection (CME) late today (the 17th). A geomagnetic bomb that will destroy everything in a blast of subatomic particles... or not really. It should make for some awesome aurora for the northern brothers though. And probably people near the south pole too, the researchers in Antarctica. More on it at SpaceWeather.com and Bad Astronomy.

And actually, consulting the NOAA Auroral Activity site, auroras could be visible just on the northern horizon from my location. I'll have to go take a look. I suggest looking at the site to see where you are in relation to the activity.

*UPDATE* It was cloudy when I went out tonight, so no aurora here. I would love to hear if anyone does get to see it. I have never seen them myself that I can remember. But I did get an award and a pin from the astronomical society and the Night Sky Network for all my outreach help, recognition is always good. Since the NSN is a part of NASA, its like a thank you from NASA.


27 comments:

Wolfdog said...

Thanks man for sharing that link. It is interesting to see for sure.

Araita said...

Auroras are so cool, too bad I can't see any where I live...

724427 said...

Yeah I wish I could see an Aurora in real life.

Robert Fünf said...

I wish I could see the aurora. :(

http://robertfunf.blogspot.com/

Xannissa said...

interesting links (had to stop reading to write lol) and i've only seen the auroras once and it was awesome!

Lost.in.Idaho said...

I had a mass ejection when I woke up this morning...

Leviuqse said...

i wish my country would do something like taht too
but we are too poor!

Daily Music said...

nice blog. i dooooo love the stars lol. def following

doingitwrong said...

haha this is very legit sir.

kgp318 said...

I like your blog.

I like your pin too.

It's pretty sweet.

Blog_Master_Flex said...

I want to see the aurora borealis before I die. It's on the bucket list lol

AnthropoSeptic said...

See, you can't get my hopes up with all that destruction talk, you apocalypse tease.

Bring_Napkins said...

Aw, wish Australia got to see some auroras.

DJXiej said...

I've seen a bunch of auroras living in VT.

Amazingly beautiful, but hard to catch

lloyd redgrave said...

I wish I saw it...

Archon6 said...

Auroras are like leprechauns, I gotta see to believe. Bucketlist anyone?

M. said...

I want them in holland

Alan said...

that model just blows my mind

LifeHacks said...

Interesting blog! Can't wait to get into it!

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seamagpie said...

this looks sweet, I must visit one day.

mmmpieohyeah said...

never knew abaout the sweden solar system, looks cool.

Charles said...

whoa! thats awesome! never knew of that!

Daan said...

Aurora's are so awesome

metalpark_73192 said...

Hahaa those swiss people are really creative.

LifeHacks said...

i fucking hate living in the states....

Buckaroopopcorn said...

The first thing I thought was: doesn't Sweden have the same solar system as the rest of us?

Anonymous said...

They're always talking about atoms with bb's in football stadiums... it's about time they did something with a bit more... substance.

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