Skip to comments.Any FReepers seeing auroras?
Posted on 07/14/2012 9:33:17 PM PDT by djf
Curious if anyobe is seeing auroras. If so, and you feel like telling us, what is your position and latitude?
Still twilight here in the pacific northwest. But clear.
I kept my eyes open on the way north through Nashua, NH a short time ago but didn’t see anything.
Here it gets dark around 9:30pm but in the winter it starts getting ark at 3:30pm.
Days are starting to get shorter now though.
Nashua, NH - that’s where Boston Center is located, right?
I used to date Aurora Schmeltzer back in the ‘60s (the decade not her age!)
No areolas either...
I sat on my honches for ten minutes while fixing my TV. When I stood up I definitely saw auras.
It does get dark here late. Day length in Seattle goes up to 16 hours on the solstice, sunrise at 5:11 and sunset at 9:11
But even this time of year, a few weeks after solstice, at 1 AM or so if you go out and it’s clear and moonless, you will STILL see a “trace” of morning light on the extreme northern horizon!
Of course the opposite is true during winter, when at winter solstice, the highest the sun gets in the sky - 19 degrees!
That’s like holding your fist at arms length!
LOL! They're talking about those colors seen around human bodies. Not everybody can see them.
...nope...not gonna touch this one....just too easy....its Sunday afternoon and must be good.
Boston's pretty easily to get during the day.
New York is easy to hear at night. As early as 4pm in the winter.
Chicago's pretty good at night too.
DH said a little while ago that the Weather Channel (weather.com) had/ has a time lapse of the auroras on their website.
It would take a much bigger CME (or maybe some kind of variables that I’m unaware of) for me to see them since I’m in S Texas. Around Houston did get some good red skies back in 2003.
If you’re in northern Cali, I’d be outside (especially if higher elevation anyway). Spaceweather is showing the Bz is south, so it’s possible.
The admin at spacew.com has issued a warning for the middle latitudes & their little “lights” are showing strong for higher lats & possible for middle.
Good luck & Clear skies!
"Roar a roar for Nora,
Nora Ellis in the night,
For she has seen Aurora
Borealis burning bright."
Sorry, I couldn't help myself...
No, but if you see her, can you get her recipe for Chicken Pepperoni ?
I have - when weather was good and I played around with my best AM receiver - gotten as far as LA.
Interesting that the receiver I’m talking about is an old portable b&w TV designed to run on batteries! One of those 5 dollar garage sale deals!
TV is worthless now since digital, but the most sensitive AM setup I’ve ever seen. If I was more ambitious, I’d yank it out, build a cabinet and toss in a power supply. Maybe in like 2315 when I don’t have nuthin else to do!
Aw geez, the sun just set a bit ago, maybe I check later, yeah?
Just went out and Mars is way, way prominent!
But I gave my telescope away back in 2000... (6 in Meade reflector)...
I’m in Edmonton, Alberta.
I’m at a high enough altitude that I can definitely see them, if their out. But it’s cloudy tonight.
Oh you didn’t say California, but PNW. You may get some yet. Looks like the Cal/ Oregon border is right on the edge.
You absolutely would see them!
Best display I ever saw was in western Ontario near Dryden?
I swear you could hear them, making a sizzling/crackling sound.
Heavy, heavy reds and greens. Great sheets of them flowing across the sky. it was beautiful.
The skeeters were killers, though!
I’ve never had any pleasure to see other colours than green, but one time they were bright enough that I could read a newspaper by them.
Another time, the ends of the aurora connected to form a complete circle. As circular as ever changing Aurora lights can get anyway. :)
I go to a website called Aurora Watch to see when they might be strong enough to take a trip outside the cite.
That must’ve been before she froze on the trolley.
(The sky’s very bright to the north here at around 46°N in Wisc., but I can’t see through the trees whether there’s any movement or not.)
...........I used to date Aurora Schmeltzer ...............
I hope that she was able to light up your life in the back seat of your Nash Rambler..
(That’s the car my first wife had pre-marriage. Should have realized then that she was a total loser!!)
In mid-Minnesota, seeing some great ones!
I idn’t see any auroras here. I’m just south of Tacoma an there’s too much skyglow from the Seattle-Tacoma area.
HOWEVER...within 10 seconds of looking skyward, I DID see a shooting star! Good enough for me.
"Deck us all with Boston Charlie
Walla Walla Wash and Kalamazoo.
Nora's freezing on the trolley,
Swaller Dollar Cauliflower Alli-ga-roo."
I should be able to see them here in WV, but there is some kind of curse that every time a celestial event occurs, it clouds over.
Of course we do rival the Pacific NW as the cloudiest area in the US. I love it here, but it’s not the best place to be an amateur astronomer.
Only after eating a Taco Bell meat burrito.
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