Space Weather News for Aug 31, 2008
Sky watchers across the USA and Europe are reporting unusually colorful sunsets and sunrises. The cause appears to be the August 7th eruption of the Kasatochi volcano in Alaska's Aleutian islands. The volcano hurled a massive cloud of ash and sulfur dioxide into the stratosphere; high winds have since carried the aerosols over parts of the USA and Europe. "Violet domes," long pink rays crossing the sky, campfire-red aureoles around Venus--these are just a few of the sights documented on Spaceweather.com in recent days. When the sun goes down tonight, look west. You may be in for a treat.
Ongoing coverage of the phenomenon may be found at Space Weather
I put this on my own blog as well, as I think it important for us to be continually aware of what's happening in the world, not just politically, but also with regard to what's going on beneath the earth's surface. The area, known as the Ring of Fire is showing increasing activity, with more earthquakes in China in the past few days as well as in Alaska as noted above, and in Vancover, Canada, where a fairly strong earthquake hit four days ago. You might want to read Isaiah 13 and Joel 3, for these are future predictions made by the Lord, along with a promise: "but the Lord will be the hope of His people and the strength of the children of Israel." Isaiah 13:16