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Dazzling Northern Lights Anticipated Tonight
| April 13, 2013; 6:11 AM
| By Samantha-Rae Tuthill,
Posted on 04/14/2013 7:25:17 PM PDT by BenLurkin
A solar flare that occurred around 2 a.m. Thursday morning may create a spectacular display of northern lights Saturday evening. The midlevel flare had a long duration and was directed at Earth. According to AccuWeather.com Astronomer Hunter Outten, who stated that this flare was "impressive", these are the best conditions for seeing a direct effect on our planet. On the Kp index, the flare has been categorized at 6 to 8. This is a scale for measuring the intensity of a a geomagnetic storm. The 6 to 8 rating means that the effects of the radiation will have a greater reach.
KEYWORDS: auroraborealis; northernlights
posted on 04/14/2013 7:25:17 PM PDT
This was supposed to happen last night.
I live in an area that was supposed to be one of the best to see the lights and saw nothing.
posted on 04/14/2013 7:27:11 PM PDT
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Story of my life.
Day late dollar short.
posted on 04/14/2013 7:31:12 PM PDT
(This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
these are the best conditions for seeing a direct effect on our planet.
No kidding Sherlock. I had to juggle some microwave frequencies around to find a spot with 8db of S/N on a weak radio. Bits are moving slowly on that link.
“Expected”, not “Anticipated”
posted on 04/14/2013 8:19:55 PM PDT
by Oztrich Boy
(I think, therefore I am what I yam, and that's all I yam - "Popeye" Descartes)
I just looked...nothing to see.
posted on 04/15/2013 2:04:29 AM PDT
(I served and protected my country for 31 years. Progressives spent that time trying to destroy it.)
What does “accu” in “AccuWeather” mean? It can’t possibly mean “accurate”.
posted on 04/15/2013 2:20:32 AM PDT
by Fresh Wind
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