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Old 04-13-2013, 10:24 PM   #1
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Tonight- Northern Lights

According to Accuweather, this last Thursday put off a big solar flare. We're supposed to be able to see the Northern Lights (arora borealis) tonight further south than usual (like MD was included in the possibilities).

Drove 45 minutes to get away from light and have been standing outside looking north for 45 mins or so... Nothing yet.

Anyone have luck tonight?
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Old 04-13-2013, 11:17 PM   #2
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I think they stayed very far north, up into Canada. Maybe, our Canadian friends got lucky. I didn't see anything at the base of the Pocono mountains.
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Old 04-13-2013, 11:25 PM   #3
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Old 04-13-2013, 11:25 PM   #4
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I see them up here occasionally, although not as spectacularly colourful as the far north. Cloudy tonight, so no sightings.
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Old 04-13-2013, 11:30 PM   #5
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We stayed out until 10:30, but daughter and I are going to get up later. I'd love to see them- even if it's faint.
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Old 04-13-2013, 11:32 PM   #6
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Problem is, I live in a pretty populated area- the sky's just so bright.

We'll probably try and do something for the meteor shower on the 22nd, too.
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Old 04-14-2013, 12:00 AM   #7
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The northern lights, even at the Calgary latitude are absolutely stunning and I can sit watching them for hours. Tonight, not so. Right now we're having a blizzard, so seeing anything beyond 10 meters is impossible.
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Old 04-14-2013, 12:35 AM   #8
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15 more minutes and I go wake the kid...
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Old 04-14-2013, 12:58 AM   #9
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Time to go wake her up... She is such a hard wake up! I wonder if I just threw her over my shoulder- how far could I make it before she finally woke up and asked, "what are you doing?!"
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Old 04-14-2013, 02:50 AM   #10
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Well, we didn't see the northern lights- but still a get a first... daughter's first 2:30am visit to a 24-hour dinner.

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