Astronomical checklist

Sep. 8th, 2017 09:36 pm
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It seems, from today's xkcd, that Randall's had a pretty good 2017. I was ahead of the game, however:

My first total solar eclipse was in Turkey during March 2006. (That's it, in the icon at the top of this post.) I hope to see another in the USA in August 2024, and again in Spain in 2026.

My first aurorae were in Norway during March 2015. Barring freak lucky glimpses (I hear there's a good chance from the UK tonight!), I hope to see more of the Northern Lights, as well as much more of Scandinavia, a lot sooner than my next solar eclipse.

Meteor storm? Well, I've seen Perseid and Leonid meteor showers several times but, like Randall, I guess I'm going to have to wait until 2034 to see a full-blown meteor storm.

The solar system is astonishing. 8o)

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