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Old 03-14-2012, 05:20 PM
 
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Although we’re in Anchorage, Venus & Jupiter were so bright that we had no problem viewing them. From our living room this week.


What a magnificently serene photo Chilkoot! Jupiter looking so tiny and inferior to Venus. I wonder if this represents a role reversal...total subjugation of the male gender to the female ones... Alaska, beautiful but...brrrrrrrr....
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Old 03-14-2012, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Seen from SC too...
And Mars... red in color... late at night.

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Boy, the first thing mentioned is the view of Jupiter and Venus.....they have been extremely bright in CO. the last few nights.....I'm in the country, so the sky is dark here.....

Thanks for sharing!
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Old 03-14-2012, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Awesome photo!
Thanks for the link and info... had no idea it was a 22 yr cycle!


quote=Chilkoot;23403027]Very nice shot ans57!

The aurora runs on a 22 year cycle and is peaking this year. We’ve had some fantastic displays in Alaska the past few weeks. This site predicts displays:
http://www.gi.alaska.edu/AuroraForecast

Although we’re in Anchorage, Venus & Jupiter were so bright that we had no problem viewing them. From our living room this week.
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Old 03-14-2012, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Hermoso y tranquilo Panamá
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Seen from SC too...
And Mars... red in color... late at night.
I'm so glad you posted this! Me and a friend saw it, but didn't know what it was. Thanks
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Old 03-30-2012, 03:46 AM
 
Location: Media, PA
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The Upper Peninsula of Michigan! I've lived in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and now Pennsylvania, and I've only ever seen the northern lights in Michigan. I lived in the Copper Country. I really do miss the night skies there as well. I've never seen so many stars (or the Milky Way) as well as I did at home.
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Old 03-30-2012, 04:42 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL SouthWest Suburbs
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Very nice Pictures from all who posted.
The Northern Lights are not visible in Northern IL

I would love love love to see them and it appears it will not be ripe in this area.

Two weeks ago I heard on the news the best areas were to the West and North.

Places like MN, ND, MT

I will have to review the posts again and see if that is correct.
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Old 03-30-2012, 04:47 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL SouthWest Suburbs
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Awesome photo!
Thanks for the link and info... had no idea it was a 22 yr cycle!


quote=Chilkoot;23403027]Very nice shot ans57!

The aurora runs on a 22 year cycle and is peaking this year. We’ve had some fantastic displays in Alaska the past few weeks. This site predicts displays:
http://www.gi.alaska.edu/AuroraForecast

Although we’re in Anchorage, Venus & Jupiter were so bright that we had no problem viewing them. From our living room this week.
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I might be wrong but the way I took the lights.
The Sun Flares which caused the Northern lights were on a 22 year cycle.
Cause and Effect.

The large sun flares every 22 years.
Because of the large sunflares the northern lights are as visible as they were in weeks past.
Not just any old sun flare..... but the sun flares that can disrupt things back here on our planet.
The sun flares that cause compass readings to be off, electric grids to shut down.
Magnetic fields to be awry.

Normally I believe the lights are seen as far south as Northern Michigan and I believe Most of Alaaska is a direct beneficiary of this beautiful display.
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Old 03-30-2012, 04:54 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL SouthWest Suburbs
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Very nice Pictures from all who posted.
The Northern Lights are not visible in Northern IL

I would love love love to see them and it appears it will not be ripe in this area.

Two weeks ago I heard on the news the best areas were to the West and North.

Places like MN, ND, MT

I will have to review the posts again and see if that is correct.

Thank YOu, Great blue Herron,
I tried to leave a comment .
For some reason it would not allow me

That is one awesome website and I have saved that in my favorites.

Thank you so much
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Old 03-30-2012, 08:36 AM
 
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Beautiful pics on this thread and thanks for the link, Todd00. I missed seeing Jupiter and Venus but the sky and stars have been so bright this month I'm awed each time I close the blinds at night from one bedroom that gives me a great view of the sky.
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Old 03-30-2012, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Puposky MN
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Middle of winter, Northern MN right up by the Canadian border. Beautiful!!!!
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