: Aurora Borealis.... LIVE :)

Sep 21st, 2010, 08:05 PM
Too freakin' cool, man....

Live broadcast of the Northern Lights from Yellowknife (http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/astronomy/auroramax/default.asp)

AuroraMAX is a five-year educational and public outreach initiative that features live broadcast of the Northern Lights from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. The project is designed to raise awareness of the science of the Northern Lights, and how the Sunís relationship with Earth can affect our daily lives.

AuroraMAX will allow skywatchers to follow the intensity and frequency of the aurora borealis leading up to Solar Maximum (hence the name AuroraMAX). Solar Maximum, the most active period of the Sunís 11-year cycle (which consequently produces the most active auroras), is expected to peak in 2013.

You can sign up for Twitter alerts via Astronomy North (http://astronomynorth.com/2010/09/new-online-observatory-and-auroramax-alert-system-launch-today/).

(Canadian Space Agency (http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/astronomy/auroramax/default.asp))