SOUNDS IN SWEDEN: The idea that auroras make noise has long been
controversial. However, whole groups of listeners in northern Sweden
have recently heard strange sounds during magnetic storms. On
Christmas night, an aurora tour guide recorded the audio using his
iPhone--and it sounds like Star Wars blaster fire.
HERE COMES THE
SOLAR WIND (AGAIN): 2016 might get one more blast of Arctic auroras
before the year is over. Another stream of solar wind is heading for
Earth, and it could arrive before New Year's Eve. Monitor the realtime
aurora gallery for sightings.