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Old 11-22-2009, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in time.
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Sounds beautiful, can't wait to see them!!!!!! Just another beauty to see in Montana!!!
seven of nine I agree this is the best porch I have ever sat and visited on!!!!!!!!
Come one come all!!!
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Old 11-22-2009, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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Yes, last year after a late shift I just happened to look up and there they were, beautiful colors drifting right overhead, it was close to Christmas and I was over in Sheridan County. I did not expect to hear noise. The low humming is why I glanced up. Beautiful but deadly all in one. An unexpected bonus to Montana life. I thought I would have to live more north to see them. Throw in the coyotes howling and all I needed was a prairie schooner and I could have stepped back 150 years.

Can you see the northern lights on the western side? And explain railroaders if you would like:-)
Railroad crews are limited in time much the same as a trucker. But obviously they can't pull a train into the local Motel 6 and get some rest. So when a crew was getting short on hours, the dispatcher would call me and I'd go pick up a fresh crew and chase down the train, where ever they were and swap the crews out. I handled from Laural over to Foresythe, down to Casper and Gillette. And anywhere in between. Moving target.

We used to be able to see the Northern Lights from right in town (Sheridan) years ago. But now, you have to get out of town where it's a bit darker in order to see them. You can see them from I-90 between Buffalo and Gillette also.
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Old 11-22-2009, 09:27 AM
 
Location: NW Montana
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Great things you learn here on the porch, thanks EH
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Old 11-22-2009, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Approximately 50 miles from Missoula MT/38 yrs full time after 4 yrs part time
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........ I did not expect to hear noise. ??? the low humming??? is why i glanced up. Beautiful but .....>>>deadly<<<??? All in one.
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................... I must be "really slow this mornin' "....pls explain.
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Old 11-22-2009, 11:43 AM
 
Location: NW Montana
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................... I must be "really slow this mornin' "....pls explain.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHvdZdsIZxg

Well I guess I got a very rare phenomenon! It was this wave sound. I was also thinking of the solar winds and flares when I referenced deadly.

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Old 11-22-2009, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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When I was little, my grandfather would tell me about how the Norther Lights would sing to you. I've heard them. Kind of a low moaning/buzzing type sound. But they've got to be real active.
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Old 11-22-2009, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Approximately 50 miles from Missoula MT/38 yrs full time after 4 yrs part time
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHvdZdsIZxg

Well I guess I got a very rare phenomenon! It was this wave sound. I was also thinking of the solar winds and flares when I referenced deadly.
OK.....now I understand...........

FWIT: Many years ago (1985) two hunting friends and I were camped on the edge of the little (pop of about 70 ) town of Circle, Alaska (located about 45 miles south of the Arctic Circle, at the end of the Steese Hwy.)

We were treated to several "shows" of the Northern Lights......however, I do not remember hearing any sound or noise....maybe too much "juice-of-the-Grape"...eh? Anyway, I do remember a local Inuit native said their name for them was: "Selamiut".

Re: do we ever see them over here in the western part of the state (Bitterroot Valley)......yes, but very pale and very infrequent.
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Old 11-22-2009, 03:46 PM
 
Location: New Jersey soon to be Montana
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I just wanted to stop by and say Hello
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Old 11-22-2009, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in time.
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Wonderful youtube info!! Thats amazing. I had never heard that they made sound.
Hi NancyB2009!!
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Old 11-22-2009, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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Welcome to the Porch Nancy.
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