Skip to comments.Aurora Borealis visible in Southern Michigan tonight.
Posted on 09/10/2005 8:53:01 PM PDT by Recovering Hermit
Aurora Borealis visible in Southern Michigan tonight.
Very bright, but not too colorful...at least not yet.
Just an FYI for you sky watchers out there.
LOL! I'll take my chances.
Is it ever visible from Montana?
Is it ever visible in Montana?
I think it's just the greenhouse gases going radioactive.
"AURORA ALERT: If you live in northern places such as Alaska, Scandinavia or Canada, watch the skies around local midnight..."
It's rarely visible in Southern Michigan...which is why I posted a heads up.
We drove a few miles to a dark spot, after the POES Northern Hemisphere map flared to a level-10.
We got a long, HUGE display around aproximately 11:30 to 12:30, MDT; south-western South Dakota. Started with a large 'rainbowish' milky arc feon NNW-NE, and rising to about 15-20 deg at its highest...then it broke into rays, pillars, and curtains. Lots of pulsing & flaring. THEN it suddenly flared from almost due west to beyond the spot on the horizon under Mars, and extended clear to zenith.
Mostly silvery-greenish, with some darker reds & purples.
I wouldn't be surprised if they were visible in Oklahoma & Arizona, since they were so hugely bright, and so high in our sky
Whole experience was enhanced by several meteors, and a long lsating, large, slow, spark-spitting fireball.
It is still flaring visibly even here in town.
Oh, roar a roar for Nora,
Nora Alice in the night.
For she has seen Aurora
Borealis burning bright.
A furore for our Nora!
And applaud Aurora seen!
Where, throughout the summer, has
Our Borealis been?
They lasted about 25 minutes and it was the coolest thing I've ever seen. The sky was completely black and they were really bright and very active.
It's a truly amazing sight.
I'm holding out for the color show, though.
Maybe I'll see it tonight...
We got a long, HUGE display around aproximately 11:30 to 12:30, MDT;
please, Please, PLEASE post pics if you can, for those of us marooned in the Southern US !!
"Northern Lights, and Minnesota Nights,
Keep Runnin' Through My Mind!"
I would if I could, but my camera is temporarily out of commission.
Instead, take a look at the http://www.space.com arurora gallery. They have several pics posted from all over last night.
That should have been SpaceWeather.com; space.com is another critter entirely.
It was midnight, and I was looking at the stars - it was impressive, how many stars you can see, without city lights around you. And the nearest electric light to this spot was a long, cold, fifty mile hike away.
I felt my mustache - icicles again. Oh, well. It was funny, how the moisture from my breath would form into icicles.
All of a sudden, the sky lit up in the most phantasic electic blue - filled with swirls, it looked like a galaxy had come to visit. To my night-adjusted eyes, the light was brilliant - one of those things that confirms, in your soul, the existance of God.
I saw them on lake in the northwoods. The only light around was from the billions of stars that were in the sky that night.
It's one of those things in life where, it's hard to describe the beauty of the Northern Lights to someone who hasn't seen it.
I've never seen something so spectacular. Nobody said word watching it because we were all in awe.
Could you imagine seeing them like this! :)
Exactly. And yes, I can.
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