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Agh! Why Wasn't I in Iceland for the Solar Storm?!
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Re: Agh! Why Wasn't I in Iceland for the Solar Storm?!
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2012, 03:25:01 pm »
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Aurora borealis much? Take a look:

http://news.discovery.com/space/northern-lights-solar-storm-120309.html?fb_ref=fb2&fb_source=home_multiline

If this is unenhanced...just wow.

 
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Re: Agh! Why Wasn't I in Iceland for the Solar Storm?!
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2012, 06:08:08 pm »
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Aurora borealis much? Take a look:

http://news.discovery.com/space/northern-lights-solar-storm-120309.html?fb_ref=fb2&fb_source=home_multiline

If this is unenhanced...just wow.

 
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Re: Agh! Why Wasn't I in Iceland for the Solar Storm?!
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Re: Agh! Why Wasn't I in Iceland for the Solar Storm?!
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2012, 11:15:38 am »
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Aurora borealis much? Take a look:

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If this is unenhanced...just wow.


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Re: Agh! Why Wasn't I in Iceland for the Solar Storm?!
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2012, 11:38:07 am »
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Aurora borealis much? Take a look:

http://news.discovery.com/space/northern-lights-solar-storm-120309.html?fb_ref=fb2&fb_source=home_multiline

If this is unenhanced...just wow.

 
I would guess that it's unenhanced - I've seen auroras that weren't all that much less spectacular.  Not, AFAIR, in Calgary; my best aurora experiences have been at Camp Dundurn, back when it was the summer training facility for Canadian Forces Reserve units in the prairies (and, holy crap, I can't believe that little patch of prairie has its own Wiki entry; all I was expecting was to be able to approximate its latitude) - it's less than 1* farther north, so I'm guessing it's a matter of less light pollution and perhaps of broader horizons with little blockage (Dundurn doesn't completely lack hills, trees, or buildings, but they're much smaller and fewer).

I'd venture that's not even particularly unusual for Iceland, given its latitude and small population.  Not that that makes it any less Wow!, just that Icelanders get to Wow! at aurorae more often than most folks.



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Re: Agh! Why Wasn't I in Iceland for the Solar Storm?!
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2012, 02:55:24 pm »
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Aurora borealis much? Take a look:

http://news.discovery.com/space/northern-lights-solar-storm-120309.html?fb_ref=fb2&fb_source=home_multiline

If this is unenhanced...just wow.

 
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Re: Agh! Why Wasn't I in Iceland for the Solar Storm?!
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2012, 07:56:33 am »
Quote from: Altair;45368
Aurora borealis much? Take a look:

http://news.discovery.com/space/northern-lights-solar-storm-120309.html?fb_ref=fb2&fb_source=home_multiline

If this is unenhanced...just wow.


I miss a lot of things about Alaska, but a massive aurora on a frigid winter night is way up there...

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