Sunday, 11 March 2012
spent the last two nights looking in vain for any signs of auroral activity courtesy of the sun increasing its activity and throwing coronal mass ejections our way. most likely we'll be out on a bivvy tonight doing more of the same. that said we're aware that what we'll be seeing this far south is not what we'd expect where we used to live. which is why if i can put enough money by we'll be off up the arctic circle this time next year for the predicted solar maximum. why so, you ask? for something like this....
you can see this image and more here
talking of skies all five naked eye planets should still be up in the sky at the same time (tho mercury might be tricky). jupiter and venus have been particularly pretty this last wee while