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Solar storm will make it easier to see an aurora in northern US Tuesday night
abc ^ | ep 10, 2018, 7:38 PM ET | Joyeeta Biswas

Posted on 09/11/2018 6:02:13 AM PDT by BenLurkin

Have you ever wanted to see auroras, the rippling lights that sometimes paint the heavens with unearthly blues or greens and make you feel like you're in a van Gogh painting?

If you live in a northern U.S. state, Tuesday might be your chance.

Residents in some parts of at least 15 states across the country may be able to see the awe-inspiring phenomenon, The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said on Monday.

"The further north you are -- say, upstate New York or upper Michigan -- the more likely you are to see the aurora," Rodney Viereck, a researcher with NOAA, told ABC News. "And you also need clear skies, because cloudy weather often blocks it."

"If you're in a hilly area, it's good to get up where you can see to the north because typically the aurora will be northward of you," Viereck said. "And if you can see closer to the horizon then you have a much better chance of seeing the aurora when it's off in the distance."

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Astronomy; Science
KEYWORDS: astronomy; aurora; auroras; magnetism; science; solarstorm

1 posted on 09/11/2018 6:02:13 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin
Obligatory "Steamed Hams" reference.

Image result for Steamed Hams Aurora borealis

2 posted on 09/11/2018 6:05:47 AM PDT by KC_Lion (If you want on First Lady Melania's, Ivanka Trump's or Sarah Palin's Ping Lists, just let me know.)
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To: KC_Lion

“...where you can see to the north because typically the aurora will be northward of you...”

from Professor Obvious.


3 posted on 09/11/2018 6:08:18 AM PDT by budj (combat vet, 2nd of 3 generations)
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To: budj

UNLESS...it is Arrora Australis.


4 posted on 09/11/2018 6:12:52 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: KC_Lion

Ummmm we can’t see anything but rain clouds in the northeast. Pretty much been that way since March.


5 posted on 09/11/2018 7:05:36 AM PDT by Phillyred (Kieran Hussie)
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To: Chode

Ping pong


6 posted on 09/11/2018 11:35:04 AM PDT by mabarker1 (congress- the opposite of PROGRESS!!!)
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To: mabarker1

thx, haven’t seen the aurora in what, must be nigh on 40 years now, will take a look


7 posted on 09/11/2018 2:59:52 PM PDT by Chode ( We’re America, Bitch!)
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