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Spooky Aurora
« on: October 31, 2013, 11:04:30 PM »
www.spaceweather.com has this spooky aurora displayed on their site just in time for Halloween.

I could not download a copy as OC.net said that the folder is full.

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Re: Spooky Aurora
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2013, 12:24:52 AM »
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Re: Spooky Aurora
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2013, 12:49:12 PM »
There is another spooky aurora posted on www.spaceweather.com.

Since the CME from the X-solar flares was not directed at earth, the aurora display was not so spectacular this time.
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Re: Spooky Aurora
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2013, 12:58:24 PM »

Let me help you out with that.

If you right click on the image from a website, and select copy image URL, you can then click the image icon Just below the Italic I and paste that URL between the brackets.

To see what it looks like, just quote this post, and in the text you will see the actual URL pasted between those brackets.



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Re: Spooky Aurora
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2014, 04:11:56 PM »
Northern lights may expand south next couple days

WEDNESDAY JAN 08, 2014  WASHINGTON (AP) — Northerners thawing out from a bitter freeze may get rewarded with shimmering northern lights the next couple days.

U.S. space weather forecaster Joe Kunches said the sun shot out a strong solar flare late Tuesday, which should arrive at Earth early Thursday. It should shake up Earth's magnetic field and expand the Aurora Borealis south. He said best viewing would probably be Thursday evening, weather permitting.
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Re: Spooky Aurora
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2014, 04:29:06 PM »
testing two pictures of auroras taken on Jan 9, 2014

first one:


trying it again:

This is the source where you may view more auroras from Finnish Lapland.

http://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=92706&PHPSESSID=n73nrbqcac9vk31e3hl05etge6
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Re: Spooky Aurora
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2014, 04:38:16 PM »
Here is one from Fairbanks, Alaska on Dec. 31, 2013

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Re: Spooky Aurora
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2014, 04:51:21 PM »
That is so beautiful. I have always wanted to go to a place where I can see the aurora for real.

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« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2014, 04:53:44 PM »
That is so beautiful. I have always wanted to go to a place where I can see the aurora for real.
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Re: Spooky Aurora
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2014, 08:33:14 PM »
Come visit Norway



larger more spooky view:

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Re: Spooky Aurora
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2014, 08:39:00 PM »
For more pictures of awesome auroras, go to this link:

www.spaceweathergallery.com/

Here are some more fantastic shots from Norway:

Taken by Bjørn Jørgensen on January 9, 2014 @ Sommarøy island close to Tromsø, northern Norway






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Re: Spooky Aurora
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2014, 08:56:21 PM »

That is spooky yet at the same time strangely romantic. I wouldn't mind going there for my honeymoon.
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Re: Spooky Aurora
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2014, 09:26:59 PM »
I would never describe this as "spooky". It's only beautiful.

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Re: Spooky Aurora
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2014, 11:39:33 PM »
Here is one from Fairbanks, Alaska on Dec. 31, 2013

I saw "Alaska" and got all excited but when I ran outside I found only clouds.

There hasn't been a good aurora here in a long time, granted I don't actually live as far north as Fairbanks.
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Re: Spooky Aurora
« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2014, 12:31:13 AM »
I've had the opportunity to witness some pretty amazing northern lights here in Canada.

Have a look at this time-lapse video of Aurora Borealis in Norway (put to music by Boards of Canada). Beautiful!

http://youtu.be/ZKSM-jyQh3o
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Re: Spooky Aurora
« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2014, 01:19:26 AM »
Here are slides of Auroras accompanied with classical music

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6jx5Q8Uy2Q
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Re: Spooky Aurora
« Reply #16 on: January 10, 2014, 03:07:05 AM »

St. Elmo's fire.
http://www.treklens.com/gallery/photo443934.htm

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If you've heard of St Elmo's Fire than this is what it looks like... If you haven't, then basically it's static discharge mainly occurring during thunderstorm activity. It occurs on the masts of yachts, but in this photo it's across the windscreen of my aeroplane.

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Re: Spooky Aurora
« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2014, 03:44:01 PM »

St. Elmo's fire.
http://www.treklens.com/gallery/photo443934.htm

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If you've heard of St Elmo's Fire than this is what it looks like... If you haven't, then basically it's static discharge mainly occurring during thunderstorm activity. It occurs on the masts of yachts, but in this photo it's across the windscreen of my aeroplane.

As the Irish say:

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This is awesome. Would not want to be out in the water when this strikes.

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Re: Spooky Aurora
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Re: Spooky Aurora
« Reply #19 on: January 10, 2014, 06:47:54 PM »
Can they see the aurora borealis in Aurora, Colorado?  ???

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Re: Spooky Aurora
« Reply #20 on: January 10, 2014, 07:21:41 PM »
Can they see the aurora borealis in Aurora, Colorado?  ???

Sometimes, but the folks in the higher latitudes in Canada, Washington, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, and Illinois are more likely to see auroras than those in the lower latitudes. Cloud coverage will lessen the chance, so during these frigid blizzards, the chances of seeing an aurora are almost nil. Last night, those in Norway enjoyed seeing auroras but those in the USA had clouds so they could not see them. I wonder if Canada spotted any?

Once I saw an aurora that was an unusual reddish hue that is normally not seen after the sunset hours here in Los Angeles when we had some major X-Class storms in 2011 and 2012. During that same time frame, folks in Arizona were able to capture this red aurora on time-lapsed photography. However, here in the lower latitudes, we do not get the spectacular swirls which one sees in Norway and even in Alaska. Again, only if one were to know when and where to look, would one find auroras here in the lower latitudes.

Here is an aurora from Northern Norway taken early this morning, Jan. 10, 2014
However, the poster made a slight mistake: posted "September 1, 2014" -- which in the future).  :laugh:

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Re: Spooky Aurora
« Reply #21 on: January 10, 2014, 07:36:18 PM »
Oh wow! The Heavens tell of the glories of God.

The Milky Way and a glorious rainbow aurora were visible in Northern Norway on Jan. 10, 2014.

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Re: Spooky Aurora
« Reply #22 on: January 10, 2015, 05:09:55 AM »
Walking to church Nativity morning, I finally saw an aurora after much too long. It wasn't particularly spooky nor bright but it was an aurora all the same.
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« Reply #23 on: January 10, 2015, 04:15:35 PM »
Walking to church Nativity morning, I finally saw an aurora after much too long. It wasn't particularly spooky nor bright but it was an aurora all the same.

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I have heard that they are hard to catch without the proper equipment.
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« Reply #24 on: January 10, 2015, 06:03:08 PM »
Walking to church Nativity morning, I finally saw an aurora after much too long. It wasn't particularly spooky nor bright but it was an aurora all the same.

No picture?

I have heard that they are hard to catch without the proper equipment.

Alas, I was neither prepared nor do I own a camera that would have done it justice.
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Re: Spooky Aurora
« Reply #25 on: January 10, 2015, 06:56:28 PM »
Here is an aurora taken while on a plane in Alaska:

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Taken by Jun Lao on January 7, 2015 @ Flying at around 30,000+ feet on a plane northwest of Anchorage, Alaska


http://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=106520&PHPSESSID=ii75p6d3r8bqruc4mqjl1hlq80

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Re: Spooky Aurora
« Reply #26 on: January 10, 2015, 07:00:15 PM »
Here is one from Russia taken on Holy Nativity, Jan. 7, 2015.

Nikon D3 , 16 mm f/2/8 , ISO 2000 - 3200 , 2,5 sec .



another shot by same photographer:



http://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=106524&PHPSESSID=ii75p6d3r8bqruc4mqjl1hlq80
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Re: Spooky Aurora
« Reply #27 on: January 10, 2015, 07:06:52 PM »
Another shot on Holy Nativity, Jan. 7, 2015:

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Taken by Jake Stehli on January 7, 2015 @ Hartford, WI, USA
After a looong wait at mid latitudes we had a storm that just touched a G3. The moon washed a lot of the diffuse Auroras out and this was not as intense down here as I have seen other G2-3 storming with near full moon.
But nevertheless it did substorm and the reds became brighter than the greens perhaps because the green to the eye was matching the already blue-green background that the moon creates. I could not really enjoy the show except from my car. The winds were gusting to ~30mph with a temperature of -5.
Brief timelapse: (Which I used Little Processing - and more realistic to eye ) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfepq8txOoU



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