Archive | February 14, 2014

Aurora Borealis / Northern Lights on Feb. 14th – 15th, 2014

UPDATE MARCH 8, 2014: An updated and more thorough aurora webcam list is here: https://cousinbelles.wordpress.com/2014/02/18/aurora-borealis-northern-lights-feb-18th-2014

If you’re not celebrating Valentine’s Day like me (hey, I’m single), entertain yourself by watching the Northern Lights! Tonight and tomorrow night’s auroras will be GREENRED, AND MAGENTA!! There’s apparently a geomagnetic storm heading our way, making the most out of the Earth’s magnetic phenomenon.

Please check out AuroraMax webcam based in Yellowknife, NWT, Canada.

In case I haven’t posted all of these previously, here’s a list I’m compiling so you can watch them, too:

North View – Porjus, Lapland, Sweden

north cam image

 West View

west cam image

 

 

East View

east cam image

All sky View

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ENJOY GOD’S WONDERS!

TromsoCamFeb7_2

From Home – AstronomyNorth

Tonight

Friday, February 14

ACTIVE (POSSIBLE G2 STORM)

Activity Level: 7.0/10
Early Aurora: 6.5/10
Overnight Aurora: 7.5/10
Peak Intensity: 7.5/10
Colour: Green/Red/Magenta
NOTE: Geomagnetic field conditions
will be unsettled with active periods
and possible G1 (Minor) and G2
(Moderate) geomagnetic storms
overnight
. Peak activity is expected
in the hours before and after local
midnight. To watch the Northern
Lights above Yellowknife in real
time, check out AuroraMAX Live.
Real Time Information 

…………………
Current Magnetic Field

Status
…………………
Other Data
Space Weather Now

NOAA 3-Day Forecast

Current Oval (OVATION)

AuroraMAX Live

…………………
Activity Charts
CALM 2.5
MODERATE 3.5
MODERATE 4.5
ACTIVE 5.0

Long-Range Forecast

Saturday, February 15

ACTIVE (POSSIBLE G2 STORM EARLY MORNING)

Activity Level: 6.5/10
Early Aurora: 6.5/10
Overnight Aurora: 6.5/10
Peak Intensity: 6.5/10
Colour: Green/Red/Magenta

Shooby Dooby Doooo…it’s Frank Sinatra

I’m a Frank Sinatra fan, and when I think of Valentine’s Day, I think of romantic music – by Frank Sinatra.

The Chairman of the Board was jokingly referred to as “Frankie Baby”. He’s the pride of Hoboken, New Jersey.

11 Little-Known Facts About Frank Sinatra

Some other reasons why I like Frankie Baby – he owned a pinball machine:

Copyright: Time magazine – Frank watching little Nancy Sinatra play “Bola-Way”

He crooned with another one of my favorite singers Elvis:

Frank and Elvis on TV

and was arrested for the crime of seduction and adultery – charges were later dropped as his partner was a married woman (scandalous!). Great mugshot, though, huh?

1938 Mugshot, Bergen County, N.J. – seduction and adultery (age: 23)

 

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!!

Overly Attached Girlfriend Wishes You A Happy Valentine’s Day!

If you don’t know about Overly Attached Girlfriend, you should. Her real name is Laina, but she’s taken what could’ve been a terrible curse (becoming a meme on the internet) into a funny persona that plays along with the fun!

Here are a couple of videos to spice up your Valentine’s Day…?

“Will you be my valentine? Every day? Forever? Even when it’s not Valentine’s Day? Yes? I’m pretty sure I heard you say yes. Okay. Excellent.”
 

BONUS VIDEO!

OVERLY ATTACHED GIRLFRIEND MEETS BAD LUCK BRIAN!

Zazzle Removes Offensive Valentine’s Day Products – Indian Country Today Media Network

Zazzle Removes Offensive Valentine’s Day Products – ICTMN.com – article by Vince Shilling

Now, I try not to get offended by anything – I really don’t. But racially insensitive stereotypes are troublesome. It’s 2014, and at least in America, we can do better. Scalping has a gruesome history, and so does St. Valentine’s Day (The Dark Origins Of Valentine’s Day) – so where is the line drawn?

I’m a Zazzle fan, and will remain so, and not because I have a store there. I support their business model, and I am so thankful they provide a platform and means to make gifts that I can’t manufacture otherwise. It’s genius. And I’m glad that racially insensitive items were removed from their marketplace once the material was brought to their attention. With millions of products, I’m sure it’s difficult to keep track of them all, but at the end of the day, I believe there was a “right thing to do”, and removing the old stereotyped images of yesteryear was a great idea. 

THANK YOU To The Customer Who Bought My “Georgia Peach” Postcard!!

THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!

This design seems to be popular in my store, and I’m very happy that it makes you happy 🙂