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From: TerryMoselaol.com
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2005 19:40:05 EDT
Subject: Possible aurora, early Perseids, WWT BBQ

Hi all,
 
1. AURORA? A lot of activity which had been occurring on the far side of  the 
Sun has now been carried round by the Sun's rotation towards the near side.  
No flares or CME's have come directly at us yet, but the highly active surface 
 means that it's worth keeping a look out for possible aurorae as soon as the 
sky  gets pretty dark.
 
2. The first few members of the annual Perseid meteor shower may now  be seen 
emanating from near the border between Perseus and Cassiopeia,  especially 
late in the night. The level of activity will slowly increase until  maximum on 
August 12 - more details on that soon.
 
3. Don't forget the invitation from the folks at WWT, Castle Espie, near  
Comber, Co Down, to their annual BBQ on Friday 29 July, starting at 7.30 p.m.  
They supply the cooking & the picnic tables, you bring everything else. If  it's 
clear, bring your telescope or binocs & we'll have some  observing. 
Admission: 

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