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Old 03-17-2009, 04:09 PM
 
Location: South Dakota
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Around Anchorage, do the lights usually show up whenever it is dark enough or are they usually around after midnight?
It all depends on the magnitude of the display Lately, it has been between midnight and three in the morn and well away from any town lights. When the solar maximum builds in strength, sunspots, et al...displays overhead are not that unlikely.
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Old 03-20-2009, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Nome
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AURORA SPRING:The first day of northern Spring could end with a display of Northern Lights. A solar wind stream is expected to hit Earth on March 20th, and the impact could trigger geomagnetic activity around the Arctic Circle. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras.
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Old 03-21-2009, 10:42 AM
 
Location: South Dakota
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If one needs a cure for insomnia, a new puppy works wonders I tried to stay awake to check on the Lights but 10:30 pm came around and I gave up...she was sleeping, I needed to sleep!
Only was up with her once at around 4:40 am this morn...took her outside and glanced up. One of the most dramatic displays was taking over the Northern part of the sky, stretching East to West. Bree did her thing and I picked her up, holding her as she returned to sleep and stood in awe of it all. I could detect blue and greens and very active movement...ribbons, banners, rippling, pulsating, curtains...I shot nary a photo, merely observed. I felt rather humble and small under all of that beauty. I even heard the Lights last night. For 20 minutes I stood still, sleeping pup in my arms, Lights dancing about in abandonment...it was a good night.
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Old 03-21-2009, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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Awesome! I saw nothing at 1:30 AM so I went to bed!
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Old 03-21-2009, 01:46 PM
 
Location: 71.4 N 156.5 W
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Yes it was nice wasn't it. I had been looking from about 1am onward and the best stuff I saw was around 4:30am. After about 20 minutes it died down so I went in. Just after 5am I took a look out my bedroom window and saw more going but I was way tired and had already gotten ready for bed so I just stood inside and watched for another 5 minutes then was sleeping within the next 5.
Wow you heard them!! In town, Barrow is way to noisy to hear much except, cars, snowmachines and the wind.

Glad you got a nice view Cori. I saw your pictures of Bree. Want doggie!

Might be good tonight again.
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Old 03-24-2009, 12:20 AM
 
Location: South Dakota
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GEDDS has moderate/3 Kp indices right now. Volcanic eruptions and the Aurorae
http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/5254/pmapn5438979.gif (broken link)
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Old 03-24-2009, 12:39 AM
 
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GEDDS has moderate/3 Kp indices right now. Volcanic eruptions and the Aurorae
Figures!
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Old 03-24-2009, 01:02 AM
 
Location: Nome
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I seen them on the Ft Yukon webcam.
One thing is the sunsets are going to be spectacular now from the ash in the atmosphere
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Old 03-24-2009, 09:34 PM
 
Location: South Dakota
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It looks promising this night....Kp indices are already to 4.
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Old 03-24-2009, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Nome
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I'm overcast here. But the sunsets will start being pretty spectacular with Redoubt spewing that ash yesterday.
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