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For a second I thought this was a conspiracy theory thread.  :D
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For a second I thought this was a conspiracy theory thread.  :D

Gotcha.

Naw. This is from a legitimate government site that I visit.

NOAA has a lot of neat graphs and explanations.
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Taken by Bjørn Jørgensen on October 20, 2014 @ On the island Kvaløya close to the city Tromsø, northern Norway.

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More auroras will be seen.

Today (UTC) we had an X1-Class Solar Flare at 1428 UTC (7:28 AM PDT) and at least three M flares.

More solar flares are expected with a monster sunspot known as 2192, which is capable of producing more significant X flares. Below is an enhanced picture of this beast. On the left limb of the solar disc, there are other flares going off simultaneously, which means that more active sunspots are turning our way giving us more auroras in the days ahead.



For more information visit http://www.spaceweather.com under the direction of NASA scientist, Dr. Tony Phillips.
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Photo by Justin Phillips on October 21, 2014 from New Auburn, Wisconsin



And here is another one from Kittilä, Finland by Markus Kiili on October 21, 2014.

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Two from down under.

This one is by Jo Malcomson on October 21, 2014 from South Arm, Tasmania, Australia



Here is a beauty by Taichi Nakamura on October 20, 2014 from Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand

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http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2014/17oct_sunseteclipse/

A splendid sunset eclipse of the sun is visible today across the USA, except Hawaii and New England.
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Yesterday, Oct. 23rd, the New Moon passed in front of the sun, producing a partial solar eclipse visible from almost all of North America. The eclipse was particularly beautiful in eastern parts of the continent where maximum coverage occurred at sunset. "Setting over Hamilton Harbour, the eclipsed sun cast a beautiful orange glow over the end of the perfect autumn day," says John Gauvreau, who sends this picture from Ontario, Canada:

http://www.spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=24&month=10&year=2014
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From Down Under in Melbourne:

Auroras Australis
Taken by Esun on October 21, 2014.

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Some nice pictures.

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Some nice pictures.

Have you ever seen an aurora? I saw a very faint one a couple of years ago here in Los Angeles. My neighbor also saw it, so I was not the only one.
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An aurora in L. A.? :o ???

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Wonderful photos.  I love astronomy!
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An aurora in L. A.? :o ???

It was very faint, and we did not see the shifts in the lights.
An astronomer in Arizona used time lapsed photography and got only a slight gimpse of the aurora movements.
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Oxnard, California today
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A beautiful photo of an aurora in British Columbia, Canada taken by Gail Alcock on April 16, 2015 @ Okanagan Lake, Penticton

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An aurora from down under:

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Taken by KAGAYA on April 16, 2015 @ South Island, New Zealand

http://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=111900&PHPSESSID=r35bke15n7eltcafc9pdfo2ov6

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Aurora with sprites in Scotland. Can you see the meterorite?

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Taken by Chris Sinclair on April 20, 2015 @ Castlehill, By Thurso, Northern Scotland.

http://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=111948&PHPSESSID=qabo5ajj7akp3njp3gcsq83rq2

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Another one from Scotland

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Taken by Graeme Whipps on April 21, 2015 @ Chapel Of Garioch, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

http://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=111954&PHPSESSID=4k5jvbdfu084q7870jt8d79r26

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And one from Canada with deep purple and brilliant greens.
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Taken by chris tyreman on April 21, 2015 @ Radisson Lake, Radisson Saskatchewan Canada

http://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=111958&PHPSESSID=4s7fnihvm968ofc68s8bj2edd4



Looks like he caught a truck's headlights.
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Awesome aurora during Bright Week:
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Taken by Janne Maj Nagelsen on April 17, 2015 @ Vaksdal, Hordaland, Norway

http://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=111878&PHPSESSID=q3hu8nkf71hg4drdenp1ectoa3

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Looks like he caught a truck's headlights.

Where's the road in that photo?
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Looks like he caught a truck's headlights.

Where's the road in that photo?
In the darknes.  There's a small road all around that lake.
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Noctilucent clouds and a green aurora too.

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Taken by Dave Hughes on June 24, 2015 @ Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada

Started off the night watching then photographing the Noctilucent Clouds in Jasper National Park then later in the night I commented to my wife would it not be something if the Northern Lights appeared even just for a moment? As soon as I finished speaking a brief display began and lasted for a few minutes!

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http://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=114244&PHPSESSID=nk7togefga8t1lkcbvndu8jll3



See more splendid auroras at http://spaceweathergallery.com/aurora_gallery.html
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That is very pretty.

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Did you see the picture that looks like Michael doing his space walk?
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Is this Michael in the clouds?




JAckson....doing a moonwalk dear...

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Did you see the picture that looks like Michael doing his space walk?

Oh dear.
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Is this Michael in the clouds?

http://wgntv.com/2015/06/25/michael-jackson-moonwalk-lightning-storm/



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The image is from a June 23 storm. Jackson died June 25, 2009. Photographer John Plashal said the photo is unaltered and he hadn't noticed Jackson's likeness when he sent it to a local news station.

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My friends reposted that today. Try as I might, I still can't see the body shape. Even with a circle where they say it is.

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My friends reposted that today. Try as I might, I still can't see the body shape. Even with a circle where they say it is.

The figure in the red oval is wearing black pants and a bright bluish-white shirt with his arms in the air.
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