Northern Lights go Viral!

Written by The Night Sky Guy on September 24, 2010 – 10:32 pm -

auroramaxViewing the northern lights just hit primetime this week with the launch of a LIVE online observatory installed on the outskirts of the city of Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories, Canada and run by the Canadian Space Agency. Called AuroraMax, a camera equipped with a fish eye lens snaps an image of the entire overhead sky every 10 seconds, making near real time views of auroras available to anyone with an internet connection.

Check out the entire website AuroraMax here

The hope is that it won’t just offer an entertainment alternative to the late night TV talk shows but actually help demystify some of the science behind the Northern Lights and bring attention to research being done on the solar-terrestrial relationship. When night-time falls in Yellowknife the camera is turned on…I have the live feed from that camera you can check out at the bottom of my rightside column….

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