Potential northern lights visible as far south as PA

Potential northern lights visible as far south as PA

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:16 pm

Possible geomagnetic storm a brewing

http://www.spaceweather.com
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Re: Potential northern lights visible as far south as PA

PostBy: grumpy On: Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:33 pm

Yeah, they canceled a launch from Wallops today because of this..
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Re: Potential northern lights visible as far south as PA

PostBy: mozz On: Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:19 pm

I check out that sight daily. The shortwave radio bands are probably going crazy right now. n3uvt.
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Re: Potential northern lights visible as far south as PA

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:29 pm

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Re: Potential northern lights visible as far south as PA

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:30 pm

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Re: Potential northern lights visible as far south as PA

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:23 pm

I saw them once in 1998 the year I was building my house. Kind of freaked me out because I knew of the northern lights but never realized you could see them locally.
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Re: Potential northern lights visible as far south as PA

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:29 pm

I've only seen them once in PA. I wasn't sure at the time what I was seeing,....I thought is was lights from a distant ski area making snow at night. When I got home, I went on line and sure enough, it was the northern lights I saw.
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Re: Potential northern lights visible as far south as PA

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:10 pm

And of course we have a Light Snow falling,blocking out all this viewable Wonderment ! :bang:
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Re: Potential northern lights visible as far south as PA

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:35 pm

Tomorrow night may be better. Hopefully the snow will clear out by then.
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Re: Potential northern lights visible as far south as PA

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:40 pm

That would be exciting to have the chance ! :up:
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Re: Potential northern lights visible as far south as PA

PostBy: GoodProphets On: Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:42 am

I have seen them quite a few times here in PA

The first was somewhere around 10-12 years ago.
It was right after 9/11 in the fall.
I was with one person on the back roads or Ephrata, not much lights around.
The whole sky, I mean the whole sky was bright, deep dark reddish pink.
I thought it was the end of the world for a split second, in the moment.
Didnt know what it was, even thinking it was like a red dawn of sorts and we were being attacked or something.
You could see the colors shifting and it was spreading fast.
It lasted for a good 10 minutes or more.

The second time was maybe just a year or two or three after, and it was at Harrisburg.
We were on the turnpike just coming to the city.
This time the sky was deep dark green and was getting brighter and lighter turning into blue.
Was with 3 or 4 other guys and we thought it was from the city lights and from the statue
But the colors lasted maybe 3-5 minutes.
As we were passing the city, we knew it was not light from there and realized what it was.

The third time I was hearing that there may be a chance to see some,
and it was about 3-5 years ago. We were out and when we got home,
we barely saw a whisper of some light deep reds and it moved fast.
Possible 1-2 minutes of just a faint glow.

If I recall correctly I may have seen that slight whisper once more a couple years ago.

I believe each time was in the 9pm range or so.
I am still amazed those first two times I saw it.
I know people go each year to alaska just to witness and rarely see them,
So it is a shock to get to see them as brilliant as I saw them twice here in PA
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Re: Potential northern lights visible as far south as PA

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:47 am

Yup, GP, I saw what you saw in your second rendition. It was awe inspiring. My son was (finally :) ) taking the garbage out to the street and he came back in talking about the lights in the sky. He knew what they were so we all went outside and watched them for about 5 minutes total. I've been waiting for a second opportunity since.
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Re: Potential northern lights visible as far south as PA

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:52 am

I still have yet to see them.

I only saw the Milky Way for the first time in my life just 14 years ago near the Grand Canyon in AZ. Me & my buddy were cruising back in the El Camino around 9pm, when I killed my headlights to show him how dark it got out there. We got out of the car, looked up, and saw a bright racing stripe of a billion stars!! That was WILD!! First time ever seeing that. Then saw it again 11 years ago, right in front of the house I had just bought - that was GREAT! I never lived in a place dark enough to see it before, and never even realized it could be seen with the naked eye.

I'm going to keep an eye out for them, but the northern sky is the hardest to see around here, so don't know how lucky I'll get ...
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Re: Potential northern lights visible as far south as PA

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:22 am

SMITTY, don't let anyone tell you you're not a poet at heart! Anyone who can appreciate the Milky Way is OK by me! :)
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