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Newly recognised sky light
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Author:  RMSteele [ Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:31 am ]
Post subject:  Newly recognised sky light

A band of light previously taken little notice of and thought to be part of auroral phenomena, has now been found to be something quite different - a stream of high temperature/high velocity gas in the outer atmosphere. The whitish ribbon of light is informally known simply as Steve at the moment. Why not "Dave" I ask? Bob

Author:  Brian [ Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:37 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Newly recognised sky light

Looking at the image on the BBC News site:

it is truly amazing it has not been reported previously. How could it have been missed? :shock:

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