Aurora Borealis

I am sitting out on my deck in Olathe, KS admiring the pinkish glow of an aurora from a CME from the Sun ejected days ago.  Its not often one can see them this far south, especially with all the light pollution from Kansas City north of here.  Unfortunately, I did not have time to set up my camera to attempt any photos of the aurora.

We are heading toward a solar maximum and we can expect more such events in the near future.  There are many free iPhone and Android apps and web sites that give solar storm information, such as