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Aurora borealis and Steve

This is a great time for the dramatic displays of the aurora borealis, though there is too much light pollution where I live to see anything. You need to go north or south of the central belt for dark skies.

There is also Steve. Steve stands for Strong Thermal Emission Velcoity Enhancement and has been around for a while, but has only been named recently.

STEVE appears as a thin purple ribbon in the sky. Scientists studying it say it gives them a better understanding how the earths magnetic fields work. That’s Steve on the left.

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