off topic I know but wanted to make sure my friends here got to see this, I have never seen them this far south, it was awesome. Scott
you can lock this thread now, thanks Scott http://www.pbase.com/mercury7/northernlights
you shoulda seen em from up north last night, pretty cool. Thought it was a cloud bank until I noticed it was green and moving
they're SUPER SUPER cool from the air at night, get above the haze layer and city lights and they're really brilliant
Damn I missed them too! I have only seen them once, but that was from a 747 at 40,000 ft over Canada so it was a really, really good view. Would liked to have seen them again last night though.
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I've seen some beautiful northern lights before, but on Monday I saw the best ever. I was driving to Best Buy
and was crossing a river when they caught my eye and I had to pull over. There were red streaks in the sky! I've seen the green and purple ones before, but the sky was red! It was really incredible. There was a bright orange moon that night, so perhaps that had something to do with it. (I've never heard of red northern lights before)
I sure wish I'd had a camera with me that night. Ah well...just wanted to share.
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I saw them once in Saskatchewan in the middle of the night on my bands first X-country tour. I had to wake everyone up and we pulled over and watched them in the freezing cold for half an hour. It was truly awesome.
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The lights were great up north here, too. But we get them very frequently. It's great to have them show up so far south once in a while!
Here is a photo of my cabin with northern lights taken last winter (no CGI). These lights were green with deep purplish-red streaks, but the red doesn't come through too well on this photo. http://images.freepichosting.com/200...48-53-3464.jpg
Wow Janna, that looks like something straight out of the X-files... Awesome pic. On like Day 2 of the Alaska Ride, Ev woke me up at 2am and I kind of groggaly crept out of my warm sleeping bag ready to bash her head in until I remembered that I told her to wake me up if she saw them. So I relented and crawled out of my warm tent with just my glasses which I can hardly see anything with them anyway and saw the lights. They weren't as green as your pic, but they were pretty cool. And then I got real cold and crawled back into my warm tent.
...and for some reason, your cabin looks like a carved pumpkin!!
I was told about 8 hours too late to see.
I can sit out for hours watching them.
I usually see them a couple imes a summer.
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