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(Off topic) Aurorae, Borealis and Australis?
01/30/2012, 11:00:38

    The Elf Herself writes:

    Chlala, you and FCB are undoubtedly enjoying the nightly light show we only see on television. (Possibly you, too Peter2 and Greate Pier.) Now I'm not well-versed in astronomy, but I do know that the northern lights are tied up with sunspot activity. Since the sun influences the entire earth, I'm wondering if those of you Down Under are witnessing a similar show with the southern lights?

    Inquiring minds want to know!

    P. S. I saw the lights once in my life -- 1955 I think it was. They were actually visible in California! Since we were so far south, the only color visible was red, since its wavelength was the only one long enough to show. It looked like giant red theatre curtains waving.

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