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Old 03-13-2012, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Would love to see the NLights! How far north must I go to view them well...which US states or Canadian provinces?

Is there a certain season/time of yr when viewing is best??

Thanks
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Old 03-13-2012, 06:58 PM
 
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One of the most beautiful aurora borealis photos:



Portage River Valley Alaska.
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Old 03-13-2012, 07:30 PM
 
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There's a map on this site, about a quarter way down. As you'd expect its better the farther up in Canada you go. Still much of North Dakota, parts Northern Montana, Northern Minnesota, and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan look good according to the map. Heres the link; Astro Bob | Celestial happenings you can see from your own backyard
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Old 03-13-2012, 07:53 PM
 
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Good link todd...thanks!
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Old 03-14-2012, 12:30 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Thanks todd00!

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There's a map on this site, about a quarter way down. As you'd expect its better the farther up in Canada you go. Still much of North Dakota, parts Northern Montana, Northern Minnesota, and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan look good according to the map. Heres the link; Astro Bob | Celestial happenings you can see from your own backyard
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Old 03-14-2012, 12:31 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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I've seen a few in WA........I think Mt. has some........
Probably the best is Alaska.....
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Old 03-14-2012, 12:35 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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There's a map on this site, about a quarter way down. As you'd expect its better the farther up in Canada you go. Still much of North Dakota, parts Northern Montana, Northern Minnesota, and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan look good according to the map. Heres the link; Astro Bob | Celestial happenings you can see from your own backyard
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, 06:00 AM
 
Location: On the East Coast
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One of the most beautiful aurora borealis photos:



Portage River Valley Alaska.

Wow, just beautiful.
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Old 03-14-2012, 09:55 AM
 
Location: playing in the colorful Colorado dirt
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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!
Here too.

Those city slickers don't know what they're missing.
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Old 03-14-2012, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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One of the most beautiful aurora borealis photos:
Portage River Valley Alaska.
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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