Massive Waves of Energy Are Hitting Earth, Picked Up On MIMIC Map

A massive stream of incoming energy is hitting the earth.

For the second day in a row, the sun is blank--no sunspots. Fortunately, sunspots are not required for the aurora borealis. Last night the sunspot number was zero when Sarah Skinner of Abisko, Sweden, witnessed a spray of green lights "bursting out from the top of Mount Nuolja and spreading across the sky with bursts of speeds and energy." She took this picture from the shore of Lake Torneträsk:

This display, and others like it happening nightly around the Arctic Circle, defy a popular misconception about the solar cycle. Many people believe that auroras vanish during periods of low sunspot number. In fact, polar auroras may be seen throughout the 11-year sunspot cycle.