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Northern Lights Visible

Post by Dauntless » Nov 20 2019 2:57pm

https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/20/us/auror ... /index.htm

Dang, won't reach me. gotta travel to see this some day.
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Re: Northern Lights Visible

Post by amberwolf » Nov 20 2019 7:47pm

Dauntless wrote:
Nov 20 2019 2:57pm
https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/20/us/auror ... /index.htm

Dang, won't reach me. gotta travel to see this some day.
I get
Uh-oh!
It could be you, or it could be us, but there's no page here.
visiting that link, in any browser I have.

What did it say?

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Re: Northern Lights Visible

Post by amberwolf » Nov 20 2019 9:56pm

Ah, then, here we go:
The northern lights will be visible in parts of the US Wednesday night

By Paul P. Murphy, CNN

Updated 11:02 AM ET, Wed November 20, 2019
This is how the northern lights are formed

(CNN)Thanks to a minor geomagnetic storm, the northern lights may be visible in parts of the northern United States and across Canada on Wednesday night.
According to NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Center, an explosion of solar energy from the sun is set to slam into the Earth Wednesday night. There's nothing to fear from the solar storm; the only issue is potential weak power grid fluctuations.
But a fun side effect will be the aurora borealis activity.
Auroral activity will be high Wednesday night, according to the University of Alaska-Fairbanks Geophysical Institute. The peak times to view the northern lights will be from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. ET, and across other North American timezones as well.

Northern Lights: 11 places to see the aurora borealis
Northern Lights: 11 places to see the aurora borealis
"Weather permitting, highly active auroral displays will be visible overhead from Inuvik, Yellowknife, Rankin and Iqaluit to Juneau, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Thunder Bay and Sept-Iles, and visible low on the horizon from Seattle, Des Moines, Chicago, Cleveland, Boston, and Halifax," the institute says on its website.
The University of Alaska-Fairbanks Geophysical Institute's aurora borealis forecast for Wednesday evening.
The University of Alaska-Fairbanks Geophysical Institute's aurora borealis forecast for Wednesday evening.

Obviously, a clear sky is needed to see the northern lights. It's also better to view the solar activity in a dark sky, meaning that light pollution and the moon's brightness can limit the ability to see the aurora.
The aurora borealis is created by electrically charged particles from the sun hitting the Earth and colliding with the atmosphere. The collision generates energy, which creates the light that makes the aurora visible.


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Re: Northern Lights Visible

Post by Balmorhea » Nov 21 2019 2:48am

I am grateful not to live in any climate where I can see the Aurora Borealis. Life's too short for that.

Weather report says 72F right now at almost 2am local time. I'll take it.

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Re: Northern Lights Visible

Post by Dauntless » Feb 01 2020 11:18pm

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Re: Northern Lights Visible

Post by markz » Feb 03 2020 6:01pm

I dont mind big oil money, free healthcare, no/low gun crime, zero bombings and shootouts and such.

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Post by ZeroEm » Feb 03 2020 7:41pm

Could see them when I lived in Montana but not from Texas to much hot air I guess.
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Re: Northern Lights Visible

Post by markz » Feb 03 2020 8:11pm

ZeroEm wrote:
Feb 03 2020 7:41pm
Could see them when I lived in Montana but not from Texas to much hot air I guess.
Hot air from the shootings and bombings

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Re: Northern Lights Visible

Post by Dauntless » Feb 03 2020 9:52pm

markz wrote:
Feb 03 2020 6:01pm
I dont mind big oil money, free healthcare, no/low gun crime, zero bombings and shootouts and such.
Sounds like a song.

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Re: Northern Lights Visible

Post by ZeroEm » Feb 04 2020 8:07am

The shoot out north of Dallas Texas yesterday in the heart of Oil country or all the explosions in Houston this year, Would not call it Zero.
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Re: Northern Lights Visible

Post by jonescg » Feb 04 2020 8:36am

https://earth.nullschool.net/#current/s ... 04,-19.021

Great way to check the aurora ahead of time.

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Re: Northern Lights Visible

Post by dogman dan » Feb 05 2020 7:35am

I used to see it in Idaho, when we spent summers there as a kid. They are very beautiful. Stars were great there too, we were way out in the sticks, off grid, so very low light pollution there.

No seeing it here on the Mexican border last night. it was snowing. Last gasp of winter for us last night.

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