Aurora Borealis (Off Topic)

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by interurban, Apr 7, 2005.

  1. interurban

    interurban Active Member

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    These great shots were taken from Labrador January 2005.
    Sent to me by an old friend from my trailer park days. :thumb:
    One day I will see this show one day, :thumb: one day. :thumb:

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  2. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Those are neat photos Chris. We used to see these quite often when we lived in Saskatoon.
  3. Muddy Creek

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    I'm surprised you haven't seen it from your area, Chris. I've seen them from up here, in the Adirondacks, just at a slightly more Northern latitude. If you're in a city or large town, the electric lights will wash them out. The shows I've seen haven't been quite as vibrant as in the photos, more like greeinsh-white draperies across the sky. Still, something that is quite amazing. Our local public radio station has Northern Lights alerts. When someone spots them & calls the station, they make an on-air announcement.

    Wayne
  4. interurban

    interurban Active Member

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    Thanks guys you are lucky :D
    So wayne I have to get out more and up north .
    Thanks I will try this soon.
    I have to get more time for ME!! :D
  5. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    FAAAAANNNNNNNNNTASTIC!!!!!! I've seen some vague green in the sky in MN but never like that!!!
    Ralph
  6. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    That's Georgous!!!!!!!!
  7. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    That is Wonderful & Beautiful :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  8. Livesteam

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    cool, what is it?
  9. Muddy Creek

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    Without having to move the thread to the "Technical Q & A" forum, the Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis (and several other names) is the result of particles from solar flares & explosions that hurtle towards earth & collide with gasses in our atmosphere. The energy from the collision results in a light particle being emitted. Millions of these collisions result in a visual aurora.

    Not only are these visually dazzling, the process is actually protecting us earthlings from the harmful particles the Sun is throwing at us.

    Wayne
  10. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    That is something. Eerie is the first word to come to mind, but dazzling is another. I doubt that they will ever reach us here in the Sonoran Desert, so thank you Chris for sharing this with us.:thumb:
  11. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

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    My father was stationed in the Northwest territories in the late sixies and early seventies. He would describe the Northern lights as not just green cvolors but many different colors and you could actually hear them making a crackling sound at night.
  12. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Awesome! Great pictures!
  13. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Cool Chris....

    And don't give up hope - you can see them very occasionally in S. Ontario. I remember seeing a display of red and yellow and green Northern Lights in Oakville when I was in high school.

    Andrew
  14. Bill Stone

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    My grandfather was an arctic explorer in the late 19th - early 20th centuries, and his field notes frequently described the aurora with a sort of awed reverence. And he often described them exactly as Glen says.

    Thanks, Chris, for sharing those pix.

    Bill S
  15. interurban

    interurban Active Member

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    Most welcome folks. I thought they where "out of this world" so to speak.