Warm and Clear

Gunflint Trail Sunset
Sunset on the Seagull River

imageToday was a very beautiful day followed by a gorgeous sunset that Tony snapped a couple of photos of.  We’re hoping the skies are clear the next couple of nights because it’s going to be moderate temperatures which would make for perfect viewing conditions for the meteor shower and possibly northern lights.

Space Weather News for Dec. 12, 2014

GEMINID METEOR SHOWER:  The best meteor shower of the year, the Geminids, peaks this weekend when Earth passes through a stream of debris from “rock comet” 3200 Phaethon. Forecasters expect to see as many as 120 meteors per hour when the shower peaks on Dec. 13th and 14th.  Visit http://spaceweather.com for photos and observing tips.

AURORA WATCH:  A geomagnetic storm is underway on  Dec. 12th as Earth enters a high-speed stream of solar wind.  Aurora alerts are available from http://spaceweathertext.com (text) and http://spaceweatherphone.com (voice).

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