Re: [gardeners] Aurora

Margaret Lauterbach (
Thu, 27 Aug 1998 14:56:57 -0600

At 08:42 AM 8/27/98 -0600, you wrote:
>Did any of you other northerners see the Aurora last night?  It was 
>incredable!!!  I haven't seen it extend so far south since 1990-`91.  I
bet Liz 
>and Margaret could have seen it too if it was dark enough around their 
>places.  It seemed to be at a peek about 12:30 am my time but I was up 
>again briefly at 4:30 and it was still going.  Odd thing this time it was
>white than green. 
>I just watched a show the other day about Solar Storms and it said the 
>aurora was caused by energy from solar bursts encountering the earths 
>atmosphere and that the color was determine by the type of oxygen the 
>energy invigorated.  
>Radio resception, even on the shortwave receiver, was very lousy last
>Makes me wonder, if the energy was that intense, if it had anything to do 
>with the satallite rocket explosion yesterday. 
I thought that explosion was about three days ago.  Just think, Terry,
you'll miss all that when you get indoor facilities.  Margaret