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I compare seeing Aurorae to seeing a movie star (keeping in line with the Golden Globes theme LOL). :-) Personally, I'd rather see Aurorae. :)


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Be on the lookout.
Aurorae may be dancing
overhead tonight.
~
There are some rumors
She may be coming to town
Later this evening.
~
There's also that chance
That what I had heard is false.
Only conjecture.
~
But the excitement!
What if she really showed up?
Wouldn't that be cool?
~
I'm going to go.
What's the worst that could happen?
So she doesn't show.
~
But if she does--WOW!
I can say that I saw her!
She rarely comes here.
~
Will the curtains part?
Will she make an appearance
On a red carpet?
~
Will her dress be green?
Or will she be wearing white?
One way to find out!
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(C) Copy written, 16 January, 2005, by Karla Dorman.
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According to Spaceweather.com, two Coronal Mass Ejections, or CME's, exploded from the sun's surface.  One yesterday, one today. 

Basically, a CME is hot gas (over one million degrees Centigrade) that is ejected from the sun's outer atmosphere, called the Corona.

CME's are thought to be the cause behind the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) and Aurora Australis (Southern Lights).

Depending on your location, the more severe the CME, the further south Aurorae will be seen.  Texas, where I live, is considered "low altitude."  If Spaceweather.com issues an Aurora Alert for low altitudes, I'll know to go outside and look up if it is clear.

The gas, spewed out as solar particles, can severely influence the Earth's geomagnetic activity.  Extremely violent explosions can seriously disrupt radio, satallite and television communication systems and can even cause power outages.

The Skywatcher will be watching.  :-)  Strong Aurorae are likely, says Spaceweather.com, tonight AND tomorrow night.  Hopefully, she will dance overhead in my area!  I won't know unless I go outside and LOOK UP!  :-)



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Reviewed by Carole Mathys
What a wonderful write Karla, I haven't seen the lady since last I lived in upper Minn....I will keep a stary look out....

Hugs, Carole
Reviewed by Kate Burnside
Lucky ducky!! I have never even seen her!! And it's tipping it down with rain here, which is probably why I have seldom even thought to look... great metaphor, Karla... and you never know... she may even SMILE directly at you!! Wahoo! LOL Kate xx
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader)
Beautifully done, Karla and enjoyed.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
I always excitedly anticipate and look for this epic star's arrival when I venture to the northland - and she's made a guest appearance numerous times - but I sure wish I could get her autograph - that would be something!
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen
I like to think of the aurorae as Mother Earth's central nervous system... much enjoyed this one, Karla.
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
Powerful write
God Bless
Michelle!
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Excellent work Karla!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
I compare seeing Aurorae to seeing a movie star (keeping in line with the Golden Globes theme LOL). :-) Personally, I'd rather see Aurorae. :).. You are spot on. A well balanced mind.

Teriffic writes. Enjoyed the lot.
Reviewed by jude forese
excellent poem and thanx for the link ... found it fascinating, especially the movie ... never saw an Aurorae here in NY ...
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Karla Ku What wondrous event you cover in this
awesome collection, reminds me of the first pic
I put up several years back was just looking at it;-)

thanks for the great info too! Love this event, hope it
happens, we are too fogged in here...Love, Eileen
Reviewed by Bonnie Torrente
Lovely, just lovely! thanks for the info.

Love. Bonnie
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain
Karla,

Poetess par exceptional on each and every one of your masterfully written works - exhilarating ... Bravo!!

Best to you,

Robert
Reviewed by ~Indigo~ Elga
Dear Karla,

Excellent, and as always in your inimitable style.

Thanks for sharing Karla

hugs and love
Elga Your friend in South Afric
Reviewed by J. Pajot
Nature brings us such wonder...such beauty...well penned.
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader)
Another excellant write my friend.
Reviewed by Evelyn Simon
Interesting write, Karla. Excellent
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper
very interesting piece Karla, fascinating. G
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
(((Karla)))

Now THIS is cool! :) Personally, I'd rather see Aurora rather than any old movie or music star (with the exception of, well, let's say Loretta Lynn LOL). :) Your writing is soaring--keep it going!

(((HUGS))) and love, your twin sister, Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Sherry Heim
HaHaHa, Karla these are great fun! Yanno, I think the National Enquirer is looking for new headline writers, you might want to apply. ;~)
Take care,
Sherry
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