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2 Apr 2003

Space Weather News for April 2, 2003

JUPITER: The giant planet Jupiter has been nearing the Beehive Cluster for more than a month. This week they are as close as they're going to get--only 1 degree apart. The pair are easy to find and a beautiful sight through binoculars. Visit for pictures and sky maps.

AURORAS: Solar wind streams have buffeted Earth's magnetic field for much of the past week, sparking Northern Lights as far south as Wisconsin and Michigan in the United States. Our growing aurora gallery includes Northern Lights seen from Earth-orbiting satellites, from high-flying airplanes, and even some curious man-made auroras. Visit and see for yourself.

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