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  • Frits Westra
    Forwarded by: fwestra@hetnet.nl (Frits Westra) Originally from: SpaceWeather.com Original Subject: The Andromeda
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 1, 2002
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      Forwarded by: fwestra@... (Frits Westra)
      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
      http://www.spaceweather.com

      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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