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Originally from: SpaceWeather.com <spaceweather@...
Original Subject: The Andromeda Comet
Original Date: Sun, 31 Mar 2002 17:39:22 -0600
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Space Weather News for March 31, 2002
COMET CONJUNCTION: Got dark skies? Can you see the western horizon? If
you answered "yes" to both these questions, then you could be in for a
treat just after sunset on April 4th. As the sky fades to black, Comet
Ikeya-Zhang and the great Andromeda Galaxy will meet about 10 degrees
above the western horizon. The pair will be dimly visible to the unaided
eye -- even so, binoculars are recommended. Visit spaceweather.com for
finder charts and other details...
AURORA WATCH: Meanwhile, our planet has entered a high speed solar wind
stream flowing from a coronal hole on the Sun; solar wind gusts could
trigger auroras. For as long as Earth remains inside the stream,
high-latitude sky watchers should remain alert for Northern Lights.
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