Friday, December 28, 2018
PERIODIC COMET 46P/WIRTANEN AND STEVE Taken by Harlan Thomas on December 28, 2018 @ NorthWest of Clgary on Highway 766
Paying attention to the solar wind usually pays off and tonight was no exception, based on the news feed from Spaceweather.com, I knew that a CRI was due and if I paid attention to the NOAA Solar Wind, I may get an opportunity to catch some auroral activity. Its really been a aurora drought here in Alberta the last glimpse we had was back in October. Tonight the drive out Highway 766 paid off in spades, not only did I catch a decent auroral show, STEVE made an appearance and passed by Comet 46P Wirtanen, what a treat that was!