Stargazers Discover New Northern Light, Immediately Name It Steve

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Stargazers Discover New Northern Light, Immediately Name It Steve

Post by Riddick » 04-27-2017 03:26 AM

Was Aurora McBorealisFace already taken? FULL STORY

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Re: Stargazers Discover New Northern Light, Immediately Name It Steve

Post by Malaria_Kidd II » 04-27-2017 07:16 AM

Hey Riddick, these lines were copied and pasted from Linda M. Howe's Earth Files. :o In years past trying that hat trick was not possible from her pay per view web site! :?

April 25, 2017 - European Space Agency Reports Purple Gas Ribbon

Flowing 13,000 mph — And It's Not An Aurora?
“Relatively little else is known about the big purple light as yet, but it appears
it is not an aurora as it does not stem from the interaction of solar particles
with the Earth's magnetic field.”
- BBC, Apr. 23, 2017

Imagine a picture of Steve here....... :lol: ....... :idea:

ESA sent up electric field instruments to 190 miles (300 km) above the Earth
to measure a gas ribbon first reported on a Univ. of Calgary, Canada, Facebook
group that shared photos wondering what the sky ribbon is and calling it “Steve.”
ESA found the temperature of the gas ribbon's air was 3,000 C (5,400 F) hotter
inside the gas stream than outside it. The gas ribbon is 15.5 miles wide (25 km) and the gas inside
the ribbon was flowing at 6 km/s (13,000 mph), 600 times faster than the air on either side.
Image by European Space Agency.

5 loggers and one ex veneer log hauler are headed up to lower central Ontario to the Green Island Lodge on Upper Manitou Lake in mid June. I'll let everyone know if I see Steve sometime after 10:00 PM CST! :wink: :lol:

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