Sunday, December 12, 2010

Northern Lights Tonight???? Finger's Crossed.

I am still waiting for the solar wind from a coronal hole to hit Baker Lake on a night with clear skies and preferrably with windchill conditions that don't put me at risk of frostbite, but for the northern lights, I will still venture forth. This is one last one from the other night where I basically got set up just in time for the lights to subside. THey aren't super bright, but you can see the overlapping wave structure.

The wind speed has started to trend upwards this morning. I'm hoping it'll peak sometime after 3 pm when its dark. Even now near noon on a clear day, the sun is low in the sky and its seems semi-twillightish rather than bright. Two birds are dancing in the distance - likely Ravens, although they seem to be too fast and graceful for that, I can't think of anything else I could see that would be out in this weather.

Its been a fairly quiet weekend, which is a good thing because I'm pretty sure that the limited sunlight is messing with my energy levels and I needed an evening to putter and mark and watch the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Montreal Canadiens!! Here is hoping that they will do the same to the next 3 Canadian teams they play: Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.
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