Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Lights, camera, action: Yellowknife to share aurora borealis with world

Images by Fred Espenak (left); Solar and Heliospheric Observatory/Extreme-ultraviolet Imaging Telescope,
European Space Agency and NASA

Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska — The Aurora Bo...Image via Wikipedia

"Lights, camera, action: Yellowknife to share aurora
borealis with worldLast Updated: Thursday, February 26, 2009 | 11:24 AM ET Comments30Recommend73CBC NewsThe AuroraMax camera will watch for northern lights during the 'solar maximum,' which is expected to take place around 2012. The solar maximum could bring more northern lights more often. (CBC)Ever wanted to see the northern lights, without having to travel north? A camera being set up in Yellowknife will allow people around the world to catch the phenomenon unfold online.The Canadian Space Agency is teaming up with partners in Yellowknife and Calgary to set up a camera that will capture images of the aurora borealis and put those images on a website.The space agency is working with the City of Yellowknife, Astronomy North and the University of Calgary on the five-year AuroraMax project.

Red and green Aurora in Fairbanks, AlaskaImage via Wikipedia

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