Skip to comments.Northern lights may be visible tonight in central Pennsylvania; check around 8 p.m.
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 ...
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.
Just like maineiac predicted... guess there will be no livin’ with him now. LOL!
I have never seen the Northern Lights in Pa. That is why I am hoping I can see them tonight..
I saw them once from Pymatuning area - Northwestern PA.
It would help if we didn’t have a thick deck of low clouds...(in Susquehanna County...)
So, there's a chance of seeing them right now (at 4:49 PM)?
guess that's why those weather guys pull in the big bucks .. lol !
CQ, CQ, CQ Six Meters .....
Only if you wear sunglasses.
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.
:’) Thanks momtothree.
Thanks Squawk 8888.
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Thanks Kid Shelleen for the heads up
Last time I saw them in Delaware was in the late 1950’s - was beautiful and we had I think three nights of displays.
I dont see anything; Please let me know if you see anything.
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.
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.
And just like that the clouds have rolled in from the North - so probably not going to see much now.
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?
Forgot link to maps: http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/dazzling-northern-lights-antic-1/10107004
Didn’t show up this time... Maybe soon :D
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