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Old 08-02-2010, 09:34 AM
 
Location: AR
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I'm coming from Boise ID and I want to see the turning of the leaves. When is the best time and route I should take? Do the leaves turn sooner in the north or south of the New Enland states? Can I see the Northern Lights in October? This is a one way trip for me so I have lots of time.
Richard
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Old 08-02-2010, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Way South of the Volvo Line
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The leaves turn colors when the days shorten and the air grows cooler. Probably in a month or two in the northernmost parts of New England and gradually spreading southward. October is usually a good bet anywhere in New England to see some color. The Northern Lights...That's a little more iffy in these parts.
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Old 08-02-2010, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Bangor Maine
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I am in mid Maine and the color is always best in early Oct. -- until about the 15th. Northern Maine might be pretty in late September. One of my favorite places for color is Western Mountains and over around Rangeley Lakes. Bridgeton and Naples area is great too.
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Old 08-02-2010, 12:01 PM
 
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The Northern Lights depend on solar activity. The sun is in a period of inactivity, ie no sunspots and little "solar wind" density. It is doubtful we will be seeing the northern lights this far south anytime soon.
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Old 08-02-2010, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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July is over. We are seeing leaves turn right now. The apples are going red. Raspberries are done and blackberries are coming on.
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Old 08-02-2010, 11:47 PM
 
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Late September and early October are awesome in Southern Maine.
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Old 08-03-2010, 05:52 AM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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Areas with clear skies will see spectacular northern lights these next two nights. The sun was very quiet last year. It's violent today.
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Old 08-03-2010, 09:18 AM
 
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Areas with clear skies will see spectacular northern lights these next two nights. The sun was very quiet last year. It's violent today.
Cool! Figures it will be cloudy the next three days.
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Old 08-03-2010, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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Here's a link to NASA regarding the Northern LIghts for the next 3 nights.

NASA - Coronal Mass Ejection Headed for Earth
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Old 08-03-2010, 11:37 AM
 
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Here's a link to NASA regarding the Northern LIghts for the next 3 nights.

NASA - Coronal Mass Ejection Headed for Earth
Yup nice big sunspot pointing right at us! I'll be out watching that's for sure. I hope these showers blow through and we get some clear nights!
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