27 February 2023 — The Northern Lights
I’m not really sure what these are but they are very topical today.
“An aurora is formed by a solar flare erupting on the Sun, sending charged particles towards the Earth which interact with our atmosphere.”
“Over the last few days, a strong solar flare on the Sun’s surface was directed towards Earth with charged particles reaching our atmosphere on Sunday night. The charged particles interact with oxygen and nitrogen which then emit green and red colours over our poles. There may be another opportunity to see the northern lights on Monday night where skies are clear.”
I have a friend in Scotland who has been very excited about seeing the Northern Lights and she is the reason I am ‘blogging’ about them.
We are often unaware of the many influences which affect us personally outside of ourselves except, of course, apart from friends and people we meet. We like to think that: ‘we are our own person’ expressing our own views and opinions but I wonder how much this is true?
PONDER POINTS: my thoughts on reading the above are …. my feelings on reading the above are ….