Northern Lights at last. And this time I’m sure.
This is how this goes.
I’m exhausted – spent yesterday in a state of panic over an important project, then went home and delivered 2 photoshoots, then went into the studio to glaze a bunch of yarn bowls (yay, new yarn bowls!) and then was ready to have some food and collapse. As if.
Then I get this email from my friend Brett saying the following:
CME IMPACT: A coronal mass ejection (CME) hit Earth’s magnetic field on Oct. 24th around 1800 UT (2 pm EDT). The impact strongly compressed our planet’s magnetosphere and may have exposed geosynchronous satellites to solar wind plasma. Mild to moderate geomagnetic storms are possible in the hours ahead as Earth’s magnetic field continues to reverberate from the hit. Sky watchers in Scandinavia, Canada, and northern-tier US States should be alert for auroras, especially during the hours around local midnight.
All of a sudden I’m wide awake and Tito and I hit the highway. Around Barrie we hit a huge raincloud, but got just enough tantalizing glimpses to know that they were out there. We drove, stupidly and stubbornly, all the way to Parry Sound. Got home at 5 am. Back at work by 8.
Here you go. Thank you Brett, thank you Tito. One more off the bucket list.