Aurora Borealis...

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    Oct 25, 2011 11:27 AM GMT
    It was red.. and seen in the Southern US..... yesterday night... an intense solar storm coloured the sky red


    Anybody seen it? have pics? stories?
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    Oct 25, 2011 11:33 AM GMT
    Maybe I would have had a story or pics if I had been told BEFORE it happened instead of after! hahahaicon_lol.gif
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    Oct 25, 2011 11:38 AM GMT
    It arrived 8 hours before the expected flare.. and went much further south than calculated...this was an unforeseen anomaly of solar weather patterns...
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    Oct 25, 2011 11:39 AM GMT
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    Oct 25, 2011 11:40 AM GMT
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    Oct 25, 2011 11:41 AM GMT
    Hi there, I live in Winnipeg, Manitoba, just north of the city limits. It was red, yellow, and white, above my house and yard last night around 8pm. It was brilliant and I have never seen it red before. About a month ago, it was yellow, green, white and blue...some amazing colors these days.

    Wish I had a good camera that I could take pictures of this.
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    Oct 25, 2011 11:41 AM GMT
    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2011/10/northern-lights-seen-across-southeast-u-s/

    Feel free to look more... its all over the online news.. for some reason nobody's talking about it on the websites... but the sights were amazing and once in a lifetime
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    Oct 25, 2011 11:42 AM GMT
    lookin4yngr saidHi there, I live in Winnipeg, Manitoba, just north of the city limits. It was red, yellow, and white, above my house and yard last night around 8pm. It was brilliant and I have never seen it red before. About a month ago, it was yellow, green, white and blue...some amazing colors these days.

    Wish I had a good camera that I could take pictures of this.


    Red is so rare. its seen every decade or so

    http://www2.gi.alaska.edu/ScienceForum/ASF9/918.html

    Auroral scientists do not yet fully understand the cause of pure red aurora. They know it is associated with intense solar activity and heating of the upper atmosphere from a large influx of low-energy electrons; they have not yet explained the mechanism producing this occurrence

    The fact it was seen even in Alabama makes this a double extraordinary astronomical event...
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    Oct 25, 2011 11:43 AM GMT
    I really wish I had known! I might have moved a trip north up a few weeks in attempt to get a better view. There are some truly amazing pics out there when I searched!
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    Oct 25, 2011 12:39 PM GMT
    We've seen it in Kansas, but mostly on the horizon... it looked like there was a fire in the distance.
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    Oct 25, 2011 1:04 PM GMT
    The biggest storm in recorded history was visible even in the tropics.. and effected electrical equipment on earth icon_smile.gif

    On September 1–2, 1859, the largest recorded geomagnetic storm occurred. Aurorae were seen around the world, most notably over the Caribbean; also noteworthy were those over the Rocky Mountains that were so bright that their glow awoke gold miners, who began preparing breakfast because they thought it was morning.[4] According to professor Daniel Baker of the University of Colorado's Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, "people in the northeastern U.S. could read newspaper print just from the light of the aurora."[5]

    Telegraph systems all over Europe and North America failed, in some cases even shocking telegraph operators.[6] Telegraph pylons threw sparks and telegraph paper spontaneously caught fire.[7] Some telegraph systems appeared to continue to send and receive messages despite having been disconnected from their power supplies


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_storm_of_1859
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    Oct 25, 2011 6:19 PM GMT
    lookin4yngr saidHi there, I live in Winnipeg, Manitoba, just north of the city limits. It was red, yellow, and white, above my house and yard last night around 8pm. It was brilliant and I have never seen it red before. About a month ago, it was yellow, green, white and blue...some amazing colors these days.

    Wish I had a good camera that I could take pictures of this.



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    Oct 25, 2011 8:27 PM GMT
    I saw it in Maine in approx. 1995. A neighbor kept banging hard on the door at 3AM to come out and see it. Very unexpected and definitely awesome. It was a florescent color (blue?) and we could see it being pulled back and forth as if by magnets. ... The ancients must have really felt powerless by seeing unexplained natural phenomenon, or by their explanations of them.