Great time to see the Da Vinci glow

Reprinted from Space Weather News for Dec. 3, 2016

WHAT IS THE DA VINCI GLOW?  Five hundred years ago, Leonardo da Vinci proposed an outlandish theory explaining why the Moon’s surface glows during the lunar night. Turns out, his idea was correct. This weekend is a great time to see the “Da Vinci Glow” for yourself. Observing tips and the full story of da Vinci’s imaginative leap are highlighted on today’s edition of

LARGE CORONAL HOLE TURNING TOWARD EARTH:  A large hole in the sun’s atmosphere has formed and it is turning toward Earth.  Solar wind emerging from the opening could reach Earth as early as Dec. 6-7 and influence the space environment of our planet for several days. Visit for more information and updates.




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