Daily Archives: September 15, 2010

The stars shine brightly above Mines

Unless it is a cloudy day, no matter where you are on the surface of the Earth, you can see a star. This week, we are going to familiarize ourselves with the night sky by using our most familiar and closest star, the Sun. This beautiful, life-giving star is no average ordinary stellar body. Despite what you may have heard from lesser informed astronomy books, the Sun is quite large and very active. As of recently, the Sun has been very active, giving off many Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) that have illuminated the Northern Skies with sinuous, enticing auroras.

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