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Message 1136589 - Posted: 6 Aug 2011, 4:33:40 UTC - in response to Message 1136502.  
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It is still light out and the lights in the sky have started already.
It could get all the way down to northern California.
Now I am amazed, the whole sky is covered in light.


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Message 1136613 - Posted: 6 Aug 2011, 5:31:42 UTC - in response to Message 1136589.  

This is a night!

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Message 1137225 - Posted: 7 Aug 2011, 14:47:53 UTC

Here is a pix of what the lights looked like here in Alberta
We now have TV, power, and internet back in this area.

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Message 1137231 - Posted: 7 Aug 2011, 14:57:24 UTC

Who needs TV with a natural light show like that?
Wish I could see them, but I'm too far south.

I HAVE seen them in real-time, once when I was stationed in Scotland, and one other time, when we surfaced the night before entering port at Adak, Alaska.
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Message 1137270 - Posted: 7 Aug 2011, 16:41:11 UTC

Thats stunning Ian.

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Message 1137307 - Posted: 7 Aug 2011, 17:50:47 UTC - in response to Message 1137225.  
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I forgot that image was taken by
Olivier Du Tré, in
Cochrane, Alberta.
I can hardly wait till I can afford a better camera to put on my scope.
These shots were taken further south than I am.
Lovely work from that person!
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Message 1137569 - Posted: 8 Aug 2011, 10:08:22 UTC - in response to Message 1137307.  

It's just not stopping, I just got up to get the
paper and there in the far north is a band of colour......

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Message 1137599 - Posted: 8 Aug 2011, 14:16:09 UTC - in response to Message 1137569.  

Look out down under. If you have clear sky in the south of your countries, look up!

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Message 1137624 - Posted: 8 Aug 2011, 16:17:25 UTC
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Aurora on the River Tay, Newburgh, Fife, Scotland Credit: photosbyzoe

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Message 1137631 - Posted: 8 Aug 2011, 16:38:36 UTC
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Over SCOTLAND - as the caption says.


ENGLAND is that place down below the boarder (its a bit like mixing up Canada and the USA, only even more life threatening)

(OK, so the article does mention Cumbria).
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Message 1137632 - Posted: 8 Aug 2011, 16:41:54 UTC

All we managed in the English Midlands was a faint late night northern horizon glow which was the wrong colour for the street lights which normally despoil our night sky.
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Message 1137634 - Posted: 8 Aug 2011, 16:47:23 UTC - in response to Message 1137631.  

Still a massive show in the sky. This went off all over the world down to below 40 degrees north and south latitude.
This image taken by:
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Aug. 6, 2011
Location:
Thurso, Caithness, Scotland

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Message 1137648 - Posted: 8 Aug 2011, 17:22:19 UTC

Hmm, clouds are clearing so there might be a chance of seeing something in a few hours time as the sun is way to bright just now as I sit in my office wearing sunglasses to see the screen! (Its 18:21hrs local time)
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Message 1137721 - Posted: 8 Aug 2011, 20:56:06 UTC - in response to Message 1137648.  
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We just had an X-ray Solar Flare
M3, on the sun, these can cause aurora at
some later time, 6 - 12 hours I think.
It looks like a good year for light shows,
things could get better.

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Message 1137750 - Posted: 8 Aug 2011, 21:47:09 UTC

We were supposed to be able to see them down here around Pittsburgh,
but as luck would have it, it has been overcast on those evenings.
Maybe tonight we'll get a chance.

I did see them several times in my life,
but nothing like the grandeur Celt and others observe up north.
The colors are quite striking nonetheless.
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Message 1137942 - Posted: 9 Aug 2011, 6:00:59 UTC

We just got another poot out of the sun, an M2 flair.
No lights out there to-night.
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Message 1137984 - Posted: 9 Aug 2011, 9:57:13 UTC - in response to Message 1137942.  

Well now how about that, we have a very light dusting of light on the northern horizon. It' s green misting, but very light. This has got to be the result of an S1 Solar Radiation Storm along with a Radio Blackout factor of R3. I am not sure but it may be called splash.
Who knew eh? Still not much south of here I would think.

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Message 1140288 - Posted: 14 Aug 2011, 4:19:49 UTC - in response to Message 1137984.  
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Lucky for me the Perseid meteor shower is just starting up. The moon is partly covered by the clouds, so if it all goes good I'll get better than the one per minute that I am getting now.
There is a change for some aurora as well. I am lucky, the bugs bite me but after all these years in the north I don't notice ithem all that much.
When a meteor comes over this will churp.
http://topaz.streamguys.tv/~spaceweather/
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Message 1140330 - Posted: 14 Aug 2011, 6:56:56 UTC - in response to Message 1140288.  

There you go, get your eyes fixed and you can see better at night. Still there is a low turnout for the Perseid meteor shower and the aurora have backed off.
We still have four hours to go.
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Message 1140331 - Posted: 14 Aug 2011, 7:02:43 UTC - in response to Message 1140330.  

Looks bad over the UK.
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