VIDEO Aurora: just… wow

I have been watching the news a lot over the last couple days.  Given my mood, I can imagine also yours.

Here’s something very cool as a change of pace.

Real time – not time-lapse – video of aurora borealis.

Meanwhile, as I type, your Earth’s Yellow Sun is eerily quiet. No sunspots. None. Nada.

SUNSPOT NUMBER DROPS TO ZERO: Solar activity is very low. July 17th brought the first spotless day in nearly three years. The face of the sun was completely blank and the sunspot number dropped to zero. Now, however, two small sunspots are emerging, circled in this image from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory:

Are these new sun spots the harbingers of TEOTWAWKI?

Have I cheered you up?

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  1. Supertradmum says:

    Very cool. We lived in Alaska and Alberta and the skies were like this frequently.

    God is so creative. He IS Beauty.

  2. albizzi says:

    According to the danish climate expert Henrik Svensmark, a low magnetic solar activity is correlated with few or no sunspots. Such a low activity will bring an increase of the Earth’s clouds cover which may result in a drop of the average global temperatures. This solar activity never was recorded so low since the beginning of the last century. The sun has become quieter and quieter during the last 11 years cycles.
    This blatantly contradicts the well known carbon dioxide’s “green house effect” theory supported by the IPCC with the help of almost all the mainstream media.
    It is important to notice that the same scenario happened during the last two “small ice ages”: The Maunder minimum (ending 17th – beginning 18th century) and the Dalton minimum (beginning 19th). The actual number of sunspots was zero for many years.
    The Antarctica’s french station of Dumont d’Urville has just recorded the month of june 2014 as the coldest month ever since that station was created in 1956…

  3. kelleyb says:

    Awesome display. One day I would like to see this phenomenon in person. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  4. Kathleen10 says:

    Thank you Fr. Z. It is always encouraging to see God’s amazing creativity. I would love to see that in person as well. I’m a weather watcher and I suppose it is because you can so easily see God’s power and beauty. We worship the mighty God who made and controls those Northern Lights.

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