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Re: Aurora Borealis
« Reply #20 on: March 17, 2015, 06:50:51 PM »
Yes to all of the above. I miss them a lot, they are rare, the forecasts are many times wrong, and when I have been at the cabin in the U.P. and they did appear,they were most magnificent.
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« Reply #21 on: March 17, 2015, 07:11:09 PM »
I miss most of them, and like Jeff said, they are not a common occurrence. I think if we were up by the arctic circle things would be different. And we are a long way south of there. :)

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Re: Aurora Borealis
« Reply #22 on: March 17, 2015, 07:20:50 PM »
That would be a great thing to behold!   Jeff hope you get better soon.

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« Reply #23 on: March 17, 2015, 07:35:23 PM »
My first experience of seeing this was in the middle 60's when a neighbor and I were burning brush piles one evening. They showed up across the entire horizon to the north. Continuous dancing, bursting, and cascading back and forth with quite brilliant colors of light.
Didn't really know what was causing them, but they were visible for a good part of 3-4 hours that evening, like 8-11 pm.
Never have seen such a show since, as they have been relatively short periods.
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« Reply #24 on: March 17, 2015, 08:52:02 PM »
It's cloudy a lot up here  ;D  We might go several years without seeing them.  I've seen real good shows on a few occasions.  One event in particular was all red  8)  It's perfectly clear here now but nothings going on.
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« Reply #25 on: March 17, 2015, 09:15:15 PM »
Only stars here so far.
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« Reply #26 on: March 17, 2015, 09:35:14 PM »
Just went out to fill the furnace.  Not visable here yet.
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« Reply #27 on: March 17, 2015, 09:55:28 PM »
If it's going to happen, it's going to happen without me again. My nyquil has kicked in.
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« Reply #28 on: March 17, 2015, 10:02:26 PM »
I'm going to bed too.  There will be northern lights again  ;D :)
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« Reply #29 on: March 17, 2015, 10:44:53 PM »
We're getting an awesome display just now. Heading back outside to join the family!
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« Reply #30 on: March 17, 2015, 11:10:27 PM »
I just came in from gazing at a beautiful starlit sky with my dog and find you guys talking about it too. Now I may have to go back out and watch for the 'lights'. The dog looks like she's too sleepy to join me though.   :D

My favorite memory was smelt dipping on Saginaw Bay one night in April. Beenthere's description was exactly like we saw that night. The sky to the northeast over the water was moving and dancing with colors. 
It was a serene feeling; standing in the calm frigid water in my waders, among hundreds of people at 2:00 in the morning and everyone facing Lake Huron to the north... mesmerized.
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Re: Aurora Borealis
« Reply #31 on: March 18, 2015, 03:45:40 PM »
Was visible on the far north horizon in far north Texas.  Very low in the sky.
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« Reply #32 on: March 18, 2015, 03:49:39 PM »
You were probably looking at the glow of a northern town. ;)

They say they were spectacular in the U.P. and will have something on our local news tonight. I woke up a couple times last night and peaked out and didn't see anything.
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« Reply #33 on: July 14, 2017, 04:54:44 PM »
Seems there was a solar flare and the Aurora Borealis will be seen this weekend.
We have a lot of good boys and girls in harms way
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« Reply #34 on: July 18, 2017, 04:34:34 AM »
www.usatoday.com has a picture of the Northern Lights and the Mackinac Bridge , plus a few more
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