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#970735 by randee
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:45 am
There is a good chance of Northern Lights tonight...
We've had five 'm-class solar flares' on Tuesday
4 'X-class ones' today!! and a sharp solar wind stream...
Electrical systems have been effected even... biggest xrays in a decade or longer...
Also have a solar stream flowing our way.

Northern lights usually show up best about midnight... when we're at our darkest - but we also have a full moon tonight will effect the more southern states no matter what. Still, it could be good...
#970753 by Wanderlost
Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:52 am
Well? Did you see them? Don't leave us in suspense, randee...
#970769 by randee
Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:03 am
The Aurora Borealis - IT was the Boring Auroring or the Bore-us Aurorus.
At 10pm my time, the solar storm hit intensity levels 10! Way more than we've seen in a long long time.
As it was coming around greenland, we could start to see a glow to the north. As it hit the USA, it died.
Went from a 10+ to a 3.75 (I need a level 5 to see it from my place). So it was a nothing.
To add insult to it all, as soon as the sun came up over here, the intensity levels went back up to 8.
Another chance tonight... we'll see what happens.
http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/products/wing-kp
http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/
http://services.swpc.noaa.gov/images/animations/ovation-north/latest.jpg
#971488 by mouldy
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:25 pm
randee wrote:The Aurora Borealis - IT was the Boring Auroring or the Bore-us Aurorus.
At 10pm my time, the solar storm hit intensity levels 10! Way more than we've seen in a long long time.
As it was coming around greenland, we could start to see a glow to the north. As it hit the USA, it died.
Went from a 10+ to a 3.75 (I need a level 5 to see it from my place). So it was a nothing.
To add insult to it all, as soon as the sun came up over here, the intensity levels went back up to 8.
Another chance tonight... we'll see what happens.
http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/products/wing-kp
http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/
http://services.swpc.noaa.gov/images/animations/ovation-north/latest.jpg



I think I'm about a thousand or so miles from you,but we get Northern Lights that are jaw dropping,and the way they dance,mesmerizing!
I also often track the ISS on an orbit nearly overhead.
So cool
#971502 by randee
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:57 pm
mouldy wrote:
randee wrote:The Aurora Borealis - IT was the Boring Auroring or the Bore-us Aurorus.
At 10pm my time, the solar storm hit intensity levels 10! Way more than we've seen in a long long time.
As it was coming around greenland, we could start to see a glow to the north. As it hit the USA, it died.
Went from a 10+ to a 3.75 (I need a level 5 to see it from my place). So it was a nothing.
To add insult to it all, as soon as the sun came up over here, the intensity levels went back up to 8.
Another chance tonight... we'll see what happens.
http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/products/wing-kp
http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/
http://services.swpc.noaa.gov/images/animations/ovation-north/latest.jpg

I think I'm about a thousand or so miles from you,but we get Northern Lights that are jaw dropping,and the way they dance,mesmerizing!
I also often track the ISS on an orbit nearly overhead.
So cool

I track the ISS too. Fun to watch.
I'm making my own foundry to make an aluminum slingshot... It's past incredible to think humans started with nothing but metal ore and ended up with something like the ISS. Even just the screws that hold the thing together in space let alone the electronics and physics involved!

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