View Full Version : Aurora Borealis did ya see it did ya see it

11-06-2001, 03:41 PM
I've seen on TV that it was seen in New York and Pennsylvania. I saw it in SE Iowa and I see thread about it but forget the author,sorry,from N Illinois.

It was a vivid red when I checked it out about 10:30 last night.I would think you could have seen it much further south.

So??? Did ya se it???

Kiting Illini
11-06-2001, 03:49 PM
I'm the one who saw it in N. Illinois. Was it only red there or did you get treated to the light show?

I'm wondering what the chances are for a multi-night display

11-06-2001, 04:06 PM
According to this website, http://www.spaceweather.com , we might be able to see the aurora borealis for the next several evenings, although they won't be as intense as they were last night. I was outside at 8 p.m. last night, but I guess the light show didn't get started until sometime before 9 p.m. I would have loved to have seen that.

Kiting Illini
11-06-2001, 04:34 PM
Great link Shadowfox...thanks!

11-06-2001, 04:42 PM
This April, I was in Gilroy, CA and saw the most amazing thing I've ever seen in my life. The sky above the valley in the hills surrounding the ranch I was on was deep, glowing red. It shimmered. I swear, I could *hear* it shimmer, from deep red to pink to an almost green. Never seen anything like it.

There had apparently been a solar flare, and we were seeing the residual gases or something. So it wasn't *the* Aurora Borealis, most likely, but it was still impressive. So impressive, in fact, that I dropped the hood of my friend's car on his head when I saw the sky. ;)

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