Thursday, December 14, 2006

Solar Flare Blasts Earth

See, even the sun is sick of this shit.

A large flare from the sun was observed yesterday, and the resulting expulsion of charged particles is expected to sail past the Earth this afternoon.

Umm...should I wear sunglasses?

Such flares, known as coronal mass ejections, are actually fairly common, experts say. The Earth is well protected by both its atmosphere and its magnetic field.

Oh good. Oh and I've actually had coronal mass ejections. They feel wonderful.

The most visible effect: auroras — the so-called Northern Lights, often seen over Alaska and Canada at night — might be visible tonight over some northerly parts of the lower 48 states.

Neat. No need for the hallucinogenics tonight everybody.


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