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Message 1102684 - Posted: 2 May 2011, 8:04:22 UTC
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Folks we are in the middle of a dull blown solar storm.
Check http://spaceweather.com/
to get a handle on what is going on out side right now.
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this is from the USA.

This one is from Alberta

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For me this is going on from one side of the sky to the other
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Message 1104332 - Posted: 8 May 2011, 6:11:57 UTC

The reality of nature wins over the falsehood of Photoshop any day

Superb pictures :-)
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Message 1104334 - Posted: 8 May 2011, 6:17:37 UTC

That is awesome, CT!!
I'm wondering if striking a match while burping would produce similar colors down here, on a much smaller scale of course. Seriously, seeing that sure makes me wish I was a little farther north.

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Message 1104336 - Posted: 8 May 2011, 6:26:04 UTC

CT that is an absolutely unbelievably great pair of photos. :)
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Message 1104340 - Posted: 8 May 2011, 6:37:56 UTC

The lower pic would be a great wallpaper.
Stunning.

Do you have it in bigger size ?

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Message 1104455 - Posted: 8 May 2011, 18:54:27 UTC

Breath taking! Thank you for posting those pictures!

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Message 1104463 - Posted: 8 May 2011, 19:10:49 UTC

The pictures are beautiful, but what I really find amazing is the trillions of watts dissipated that gives an aurora its beauty. If one could only harness that energy...

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Message 1104553 - Posted: 9 May 2011, 0:57:23 UTC

No fair CT
There's no sign of activity from my location. Great photos.

I always regret not having a camera for that one night several years ago when the aurora was complete from the East/West horizons to it's peak straight above.
Every colour was involved.
I felt like an ant at the base of a skyscraper.
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Message 1104559 - Posted: 9 May 2011, 1:28:56 UTC - in response to Message 1104553.

Hi:
Please don't be mistaken, I am not the one who has taken these pix. I get them from http://spaceweather.com/ living this far north we get a fare share of northern light displays.
Robert I see that you live in Prince George, and for some reason the displays always are north and east of where you live. I do remember years ago in the 1980s when I was at school, one week end there was a show that was so strong I could hear the sky crackle. I know that you are not supposed to be able to hear the aurora, but that night, myself and all the people who were with me could hear it.
I have been waiting all this time for a repeat, and this summer we are going into another solar cycle. (Hope, hope.)

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Message 1104563 - Posted: 9 May 2011, 1:52:55 UTC - in response to Message 1104559.

Well no matter where or who took that bottom pic, I don't know of any words to really adequately describe that, But I can say thanks for sharing that pic and the other one too. Who knows? Maybe You'll get lucky this cycle.
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Message 1104842 - Posted: 10 May 2011, 4:07:42 UTC - in response to Message 1104559.

Well it looks like things may be hotting up again on the sun.

This blast has mostly missed the earth, but more may be on the way.


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Message 1104846 - Posted: 10 May 2011, 4:15:33 UTC

If a big one like that hits us directly..... say bye to a lot of what you take for granted. Like TV, Radio, Phones, etc.

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Message 1104859 - Posted: 10 May 2011, 4:44:14 UTC - in response to Message 1104846.
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Now all we need is another Carrington event.
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Well maybe not.
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Message 1105088 - Posted: 11 May 2011, 4:26:12 UTC - in response to Message 1104859.
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If you live in the north plains states in the US, or as far south as Calgary in the Canadian west you may get a bit of a light show tonight from the aurora, baring clouds of course. Even in central British Columbia.
Good luck, even better tomorrow night.
http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/pmap/pmapN.html

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Message 1105089 - Posted: 11 May 2011, 4:28:51 UTC - in response to Message 1105088.

Well that excludes Carlos and Me then.
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Message 1105092 - Posted: 11 May 2011, 4:37:15 UTC - in response to Message 1105089.

Well that excludes Carlos and Me then.

And I'm in about the same boat as Victor and Carlos. Dang it!

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Message 1105095 - Posted: 11 May 2011, 4:58:33 UTC - in response to Message 1105092.

Heck Yer farther North on the map.
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Message 1105096 - Posted: 11 May 2011, 4:59:55 UTC

What a light show! I'm ready for some popcorn now.

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Message 1105108 - Posted: 11 May 2011, 7:30:38 UTC

We're being rained upon, no sightseeing for me tonight.
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Message 1105137 - Posted: 11 May 2011, 11:42:11 UTC

What a light show! I'm ready for some popcorn now.


Me too! Hope you've got a torch to show me to my seat.


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