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Rovo
GOLD Member since Jul 2003

Rovo

(the person actually known as Chris Bailey)
Location: Austin, TX, USA

Total posts: 544
Posted:I just finished watching the northern lights or the aurora borealis for the first time. I am from upstate NY where this is highly unusual to see. Now it wasn't the full colored spectrum like in the artic circle but it was still pretty amazing. It was like the sky was dancing. After tonight I want to see the full aurora borealis during my life. What a great weekend I've had. I saw a good movie on Friday, saw Keller Willams last night, the Northern lights tonight, and spun a great deal in between. What an awesome weekend. smile

Peace, Love, Circles

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nearly_all_gone
SILVER Member since Aug 2004

nearly_all_gone

Pooh-Bah
Location: Southampton

Total posts: 1626
Posted:That's beautiful smile With I could see the northern lights. But I'm in England.

What a wonderful miracle if only we could look through each other's eyes for an instant.
Thoreau

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Mistress_Maledicti


Heaven doesn't want me, and Hell is afraid I'll take over
Location: Wolverhampton

Total posts: 192
Posted:You don't have to travel all that far to see them though, a quick trip to northern Finland is all it takes. I remember seeing the Northern Lights once on a trip to Iceland...it was so spectacular, and so spooky!

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"Abashed, the Devil stood and saw how awful Goodness is"

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nearly_all_gone
SILVER Member since Aug 2004

nearly_all_gone

Pooh-Bah
Location: Southampton

Total posts: 1626
Posted:I didn't see them in Sweden... but then I was in Gothenburg, which isn't particularly northern.

I did see more stars than I'd ever even imagined though. smile Happy memories


What a wonderful miracle if only we could look through each other's eyes for an instant.
Thoreau

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Innuendo Officer Extraordinaire
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

Total posts: 105
Posted:For those wanting to know where/when to catch auroras in the world, have a look at:



Canopus Project



which gives a world map showing geo-magnetic effect and strength... and if you're in the UK - aurora have been seen as far south as Manchester before!


YARR! Thats replaced the whale in my nightmares!

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NYC


NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA

Total posts: 9232
Posted:That's pretty cool... I'm too far south to see them.

But put that on my 'list of things to see'. smile


Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]

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Dom
BRONZE Member since Dec 2001

Dom

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Bristol, UK

Total posts: 3009
Posted:Wow! Definitly on my list under 'must see'.
Cole, cheers for the site links. I'm in Norway for New Years and if there's Aurora up north I might have to go hunting. If I'm freezing my butt off in -25 degree weather I might as well ahve something to look at!


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bluecat


bluecat

geek, level 1
Location: everywhere

Total posts: 5300
Posted:i saw them last night too, in edinburgh. i was in blackford quarry, well away from an street lights, nd they were f*cking amazing. and you CAN see them in england. its been reported faily recently i think....

smiles
R


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Mand
SILVER Member since Oct 2003

Mand

Keeper of the Spitfire
Location: Calgary Canada

Total posts: 2317
Posted:Yup, I've seen them in England before.
It was quite a few years ago now, on the moors in northern England.
They are amazing, and incredibly pretty.

I'm hoping to be able to see them more clearly when Spitfire and I move to Canada.


Lets steal a spaceship and head for the sun, and shoot the stars with a lemonade ray gun.

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Lillie Frog


Lillie Frog

not a stranger
Location: wales

Total posts: 558
Posted:Ooh! you are lucky.
I have always wanted to see them, but never have.
Well, one day I hope.


Eat when you're hungry
Sleep where it's dry
No one is ever what they seem
Gabriel King - The Wild Road

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NYC


NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA

Total posts: 9232
Posted:Written by: Dom

I'm in Norway for New Years and if there's Aurora up north I might have to go hunting.



Meet the parents? wink

Dom? Hunting? Why does that not seem so logical....

And for those that aren't at the right latitude to see the Northern Lights, just rub your eyes really hard, it's basically the same thing. wink


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Yes, let's go.
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Sir_Sheep


Sir_Sheep

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Location: Chester, UK

Total posts: 725
Posted:I've seen them, near Scunthorpe in the UK

Spoiling Christmas for small children since 2003.

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