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Northern lights may be visible tonight in central Pennsylvania; check around 8 p.m.
Penn Live ^ | 04/13/2013 | By Barbara Miller

Posted on 04/13/2013 1:15:24 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen

Pennsylvanians have a good chance of seeing the northern lights this evening, AccuWeather says, thanks to a solar flare Thursday. Best time for viewing will be around 8 p.m. Saturday, give or take seven hours.

Viewing conditions will be best in the mid-Atlantic, specifically for parts of Pennsylvania and the Delmarva, says Accuweather.

(Excerpt) Read more at pennlive.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: astronomy; aurora; northernlights; pennsylvania

1 posted on 04/13/2013 1:15:24 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen
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To: P.O.E.

PING !!


2 posted on 04/13/2013 1:16:36 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen (Beat your plowshares into swords. Let the weak say I am strong)
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To: Kid Shelleen
Best time for viewing will be around 8 p.m. Saturday, give or take seven hours.

LOL Nothin like a little leeway.
3 posted on 04/13/2013 1:22:23 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Here along the Yukon, it’s not getting dark until 10:30 pm and light at 5 am; still 15 below every morn and 3 foot of snow everywhere. I never saw any night lights in Pa and was born there, way too much light pollution to even see the stars. It really gets dark here in interior Ak, well in the winter that is.


4 posted on 04/13/2013 1:23:36 PM PDT by Eska
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To: Kid Shelleen; maine-iac7; SunkenCiv

Just like maineiac predicted... guess there will be no livin’ with him now. LOL!


5 posted on 04/13/2013 1:24:21 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: Eska

I have never seen the Northern Lights in Pa. That is why I am hoping I can see them tonight..


6 posted on 04/13/2013 1:27:26 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen (Beat your plowshares into swords. Let the weak say I am strong)
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To: Kid Shelleen
SpaceWeather.com
7 posted on 04/13/2013 1:28:15 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Kid Shelleen

I saw them once from Pymatuning area - Northwestern PA.


8 posted on 04/13/2013 1:45:58 PM PDT by eCSMaster (Palin was correct!)
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To: Kid Shelleen

It would help if we didn’t have a thick deck of low clouds...(in Susquehanna County...)


9 posted on 04/13/2013 1:47:06 PM PDT by Shady (Libya shows us how Americans rate...)
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To: Kid Shelleen
Best time for viewing will be around 8 p.m. Saturday, give or take seven hours.

So, there's a chance of seeing them right now (at 4:49 PM)?

10 posted on 04/13/2013 1:49:39 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Kid Shelleen
give or take seven hours


guess that's why those weather guys pull in the big bucks .. lol !

11 posted on 04/13/2013 2:06:29 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Kid Shelleen
Where's the Amateur Radio Ping List?

CQ, CQ, CQ Six Meters .....

12 posted on 04/13/2013 2:08:56 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Fresh Wind

Only if you wear sunglasses.


13 posted on 04/13/2013 2:18:03 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Kid Shelleen

If you have never seen them, make the effort. My Mother was from northern Maine, we were visiting there when Uncle Ralph woke all us up about midnight.

Curtains of multi-colored light shimmering, bright enough one could not see the stars behind, and the curtains moved as if a gentle wind blew across them. That was 50-odd years ago, but it is still one of my most vivid memories.


14 posted on 04/13/2013 2:30:39 PM PDT by Barkeep99
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To: SunkenCiv

(((.)))


15 posted on 04/13/2013 2:33:34 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: momtothree; brytlea; cripplecreek; decimon; bigheadfred; KoRn; Grammy; married21; steelyourfaith; ..

:’) Thanks momtothree.


16 posted on 04/13/2013 2:43:00 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Squawk 8888

Thanks Squawk 8888.


17 posted on 04/13/2013 3:27:50 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Kid Shelleen; fatima; Fresh Wind; st.eqed; xsmommy; House Atreides; Nowhere Man; South Hawthorne; ..
PA Ping!

If you see posts of interest to Pennsylvanians, please ping me.

Thanks!

Thanks Kid Shelleen for the heads up

18 posted on 04/13/2013 5:09:38 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Last time I saw them in Delaware was in the late 1950’s - was beautiful and we had I think three nights of displays.


19 posted on 04/13/2013 5:10:15 PM PDT by DelaWhere (Better to be prepared one year early than one day late!)
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To: Kid Shelleen
Judging by the satellite readout, the aurora has just 'heated up'. I'm going outside to take a look. http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/pmap/pmapN.html
20 posted on 04/13/2013 6:42:52 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Zeppo

I dont see anything; Please let me know if you see anything.


21 posted on 04/13/2013 7:02:00 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen (Beat your plowshares into swords. Let the weak say I am strong)
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To: Kid Shelleen
figures, it's raining... haven't seen them here in NY since the 80's
22 posted on 04/13/2013 7:03:57 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Kid Shelleen

I’m in Connecticut. I haven’t seen anything yet.

Skies are clear (although the skies here are not pitch dark because I’m only a dozen miles away from civilization) - moon is a thin “waxing crescent” which is setting soon, so it is not causing seeing problems.


23 posted on 04/13/2013 7:39:19 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Kid Shelleen

They come out and go back in a few times every night, last maybe 1 1/2 hr at a time. You’ll see them build on the northern horizon and work upwards overhead. Usually just pulsating, twisting, green; but I’ve seen red skys middle of the night. When I was younger, kept a dogteam. Now that’s when ya appreciate the aurora. I had this one trail that split up a narrow ridge line; kind of trail if ya went off trail; you’d roll 400 yards down. I could look out over two different mountain ranges. I’d sometimes do 50 mile night runs with the old Holcomb sled. The aurora would start to build and you could almost feel & hear it; then the wolves would open up, I really enjoyed runnin the dogteam. Hard on the knees, now just the snowmachines for me. Been here 20 years, last time visited Pa was in 97, stayed 2 days and had to get going back home, just changed too much. Couldn’t imagine calling Pa home nowadays, but still watch all the Pen & Steeler games on dir tv.


24 posted on 04/13/2013 7:49:53 PM PDT by Eska
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To: Zeppo

And just like that the clouds have rolled in from the North - so probably not going to see much now.


25 posted on 04/13/2013 7:58:04 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Kid Shelleen

It should have been good to see them here, if it weren’t cloudy. I just went to look... Very cloudy outside, though there is something lighting the sky up that seems abnormal behind the clouds- and it gets very dark in this suburban area with many woods surrounding house. Perhaps I did see them?


26 posted on 04/13/2013 9:19:50 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: PghBaldy

Forgot link to maps: http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/dazzling-northern-lights-antic-1/10107004


27 posted on 04/13/2013 9:20:20 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: PghBaldy
Well, NOAA & Accuweather say no, not far enough down South yet?

http://helios.swpc.noaa.gov/ovation/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/AccuWeathercom-Astronomy/178186248887910?fref=ts

28 posted on 04/13/2013 9:33:44 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: DelaWhere

Didn’t show up this time... Maybe soon :D


29 posted on 04/28/2013 8:18:56 AM PDT by DelaWhere ("By failing to prepare, you are prepareing to fail" - Benjamin Franklin.)
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