Monday, September 14, 2015

NASA spacecraft sees a rare double solar eclipse

Source - Space Weather News for Sept. 14, 2015:

DOUBLE SOLAR ECLIPSE:  Yesterday, a NASA spacecraft witnessed a rare double eclipse.  The Solar Dynamics Observatory photographed Earth and the Moon passing in front of the sun at the same time.  Photos are highlighted on today's edition of

AURORA SEASON BEGINS:  For reasons researchers still don't fully understand, auroras love equinoxes. At this time of year even gentle gusts of solar wind can spark a nice display of Northern or Southern Lights.  Such an event is about to occur.  A stream of solar wind is expected to hit Earth's magnetic field on Sept. 14-15. Aurora alerts are available from (text) and (voice).

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