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Northern Lights Visible

Post by Dauntless » Nov 20 2019 2:57pm

https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/20/us/auror ... /index.htm

Dang, won't reach me. gotta travel to see this some day.
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Re: Northern Lights Visible

Post by amberwolf » Nov 20 2019 7:47pm

Dauntless wrote:
Nov 20 2019 2:57pm
https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/20/us/auror ... /index.htm

Dang, won't reach me. gotta travel to see this some day.
I get
Uh-oh!
It could be you, or it could be us, but there's no page here.
visiting that link, in any browser I have.

What did it say?

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Re: Northern Lights Visible

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Re: Northern Lights Visible

Post by amberwolf » Nov 20 2019 9:56pm

Ah, then, here we go:
The northern lights will be visible in parts of the US Wednesday night

By Paul P. Murphy, CNN

Updated 11:02 AM ET, Wed November 20, 2019
This is how the northern lights are formed

(CNN)Thanks to a minor geomagnetic storm, the northern lights may be visible in parts of the northern United States and across Canada on Wednesday night.
According to NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Center, an explosion of solar energy from the sun is set to slam into the Earth Wednesday night. There's nothing to fear from the solar storm; the only issue is potential weak power grid fluctuations.
But a fun side effect will be the aurora borealis activity.
Auroral activity will be high Wednesday night, according to the University of Alaska-Fairbanks Geophysical Institute. The peak times to view the northern lights will be from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. ET, and across other North American timezones as well.

Northern Lights: 11 places to see the aurora borealis
Northern Lights: 11 places to see the aurora borealis
"Weather permitting, highly active auroral displays will be visible overhead from Inuvik, Yellowknife, Rankin and Iqaluit to Juneau, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Thunder Bay and Sept-Iles, and visible low on the horizon from Seattle, Des Moines, Chicago, Cleveland, Boston, and Halifax," the institute says on its website.
The University of Alaska-Fairbanks Geophysical Institute's aurora borealis forecast for Wednesday evening.
The University of Alaska-Fairbanks Geophysical Institute's aurora borealis forecast for Wednesday evening.

Obviously, a clear sky is needed to see the northern lights. It's also better to view the solar activity in a dark sky, meaning that light pollution and the moon's brightness can limit the ability to see the aurora.
The aurora borealis is created by electrically charged particles from the sun hitting the Earth and colliding with the atmosphere. The collision generates energy, which creates the light that makes the aurora visible.


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Re: Northern Lights Visible

Post by Balmorhea » Nov 21 2019 2:48am

I am grateful not to live in any climate where I can see the Aurora Borealis. Life's too short for that.

Weather report says 72F right now at almost 2am local time. I'll take it.

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