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Old 03-09-12, 12:16 PM   #1
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Solar flares and the Northern Lights

Pretty impressive light show...

Hope to see more pics soon.
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Old 03-09-12, 12:54 PM   #2
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Stepped outside to look for them last night about 2AM, it was a little cloudy and a little too much light pollutioni to be sure... thought I saw something flickering off to the north. Might drive out of town a bit tonight to see what I can see.
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Old 03-09-12, 01:09 PM   #3
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I was really jazzed about seeing them... but it was raining here, totally cloud covered. Back to my nightly shooting star watch.........
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Old 03-09-12, 03:36 PM   #5
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I lived near Fairbanks for a while and I saw the Aurora almost every day driving to work and then driving home. Mostly blue/green colors. One winter night, my wife wakes me up around 1 in the morning and says we have to go outside. We dress in the full up "Nanook of the Arctic" gear to face the -40 temps and end up laying in the driveway for an hour watching the northern lights. The standard blue/green patterns had been replaced by reds, pinks, and purple. Very, very cool.
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