I have determined, and I am certain that science will someday confirm this, that the aurora have a direct impact on the meteorological conditions of the Anchorage bowl.  If the ADN tells us a Massive Sunspot could lead to aurora displays through the weekend they are telling us, as assuredly as NOAA could, that the weekend will be one of high overcast.

I had tried to find a way to describe the joy of waking up to crisp starlight before going to work.  My front door faces Orion in the mornings, his belt providing the landmark to see other constellations nearby.  Ever since the municipally replaced the street lamps with downward facing LEDs and less light pollution, you can see the Milky Way from my urban front porch.  It is just magical.

Well… unless there is a forecast for aurora.  Then it’s high overcast.

Author: Kevin

3 thoughts on “Aurora

  1. You can see the milky way from your house? Wow. Light pollution over by jewel lake, even in the middle of the lake with no immediately adjacent lights, is so sever that it is difficult to see any but the brightest constellations.

  2. It’s a matter of perspective, really. I was impressed at seeing the Milky Way from my house until I went back to Sitka for Christmas. You can see the Milky Way from the airport parking lot there. Bygones, however. I do take joy in what I can see from my house here. The moon has been incredible these few days past.

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