Today’s UK Twitter Trends (Feb. 17): Aurora Borealis, Panda Pops

What’s trending on Twitter in the UK today? The Aurora Borealis is coming to Northern Scotland while the Twitter Community rallies to save Panda Pops.

Northern Lights/Aurora Borealis

Due to a giant solar flare, it will be possible to see the Northern Lights in Scotland tonight and tomorrow. The colorful lights are caused by charged particles that are expelled from the sun, which then become ‘excited’ as they enter our atmosphere, causing them to glow. According to BBC News, “The burst of radiation and magnetic energy could also disrupt communications equipment,” with reports coming in that China is already experiencing radio disturbances.

@bencrystal: Yerrr… Aurora Borealis on tour to the UK… http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-12493448 #headtothehills

@Deja_Moo: For once, the Scottish people will be able to see the Aurora Borealis without any drugs.

@jameshenrylocke: Watch Aurora Borealis timelapse HD – Tromsø 2010 on Vimeo! http://vimeo.com/16917950

Panda Pops

The Twitter community is trying to gather together to bring back the beloved soft drink Panda Pops, which was discontinued in January. James Nichols, Panda Brand Manager, stated that “[m]arket research shows mums won’t buy kids carbonates because of their concerns around sugar and tooth decay, obesity and aspartame… [and that] confidence in the overall brand was called into question simply by having a fizzy variant in the portfolio.” Panda will still continue to serve Panda Still Juice Drink and Panda Still Flavored Water.

@iamjamesward: You know when someone dies, and you think “I didn’t realise they were still alive”? Panda Pops were discontinued last month after 35 years.

@jacklowman: Can the Twitter community do for Panda Pops what Facebook did for the Whisper bar?

@BigGuyZee: No more panda pops? OMG this is sad news. Strawberry Jelly and Ice-Cream flavour was the shiz back in the day. :-O

David Molofsky is the writer of the blog, A Place To Hang Your Cape.