Northern Lights

  • myklet1

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    Feb 08, 2010 12:07 AM GMT
    Yes I am sure considered a bit of a geek and not that this will spark much interest........I was talking about one of my trips to Alaska to a guy the other night. When I spoke about the Northern Lights, he was unaware of what I was talking about. So.........just wondering how many out there have seen or heard of them. If you haven't just google Northern Lights in Alaska and check them out. Pictures don't do them justice, but sitting by a frozen lake in the dead of night in the Winter in Alaska is something that everyone should experience. When I saw them for the first time, I figured...........so much just does not matter that we deal with. What a great place to tell someone they mean the world to you.
  • Hunter9

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    Feb 08, 2010 2:47 AM GMT
    oh, thought you were talking about the marijuana strain

    anyway, ive heard aurelio borealis can be seen best in scandinavia/russia, but i dont doubt that Canada/Alaska have some good spots too... its kinda luck of the draw, or so ive heard.
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    Feb 08, 2010 2:50 AM GMT
    I've always been fascinated by the Aurora Borealis.
  • jrs1

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    Feb 08, 2010 2:51 AM GMT

    how, on earth, has a person not heard of the northern lights? goodness.
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    Feb 08, 2010 2:54 AM GMT
    . . . the northern lights are very cool . . . i used to look at them when i was in northern Wisconsin . . . and if you happen to be a little buzzed while viewing them, well so be it . . .
  • thatonedude21

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    Feb 08, 2010 2:59 AM GMT
    pretty sure I saw em once back in my home town..in Michigan.. was fucking epic
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    Feb 08, 2010 3:06 AM GMT
    were you talking to THIS guy?





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    Feb 08, 2010 3:49 AM GMT
    I'd see it a few times each winter in North Dakota, usually as this strange flickering, greenish glow. Only a few times did it form into the "curtain" effect often shown in books. I've read the lights are fading now, because of the continuing decline in the Earth's magnetic field in the last century.
  • barriehomeboy

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    Feb 08, 2010 3:49 AM GMT
    I spent many nights admiring the northern lights. I had no clue that there were souther lights though. The same phenomenon occurs around the south pole and Australians have a different name for it. Anyone who knows the name wins a free blowjob! Or a nice lunch.
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    Feb 08, 2010 3:53 AM GMT
    We've got some great spots to see the Northern Lights.

    The person you were probably speaking was probably someone not from from Alaska or someone who might've not lived here very long.

    During this time of year you can get great views of it and the colors are phenomenal with them dancing in the air and flowing smoothing. It's quite magical. You usually get a real nice looking greenish-blue color.
  • BronxvilleNY3...

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    Feb 08, 2010 3:58 AM GMT
    Hunter9 wrote: oh, thought you were talking about the marijuana strain


    That was SO funny, I am still laughing!
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    Feb 08, 2010 4:05 AM GMT
    barriehomeboy saidAnyone who knows the name [of the lights in Australia] wins a free blowjob! Or a nice lunch.

    The Down Under Northern Lights? Actually they can be called the aurora australis or the southern polar lights.
  • barriehomeboy

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    Feb 08, 2010 4:08 AM GMT
    ooooh sorry, this contest was only open to guys who don't drive a Vespra. If you sell it though, call me! You're cute!
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    Feb 08, 2010 4:10 AM GMT
    I would've answered the question but I didn't feel the need to. I'm already at the advantage for living in Alaska. It would only make since to know my sister lights from down under.
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    Feb 08, 2010 4:13 AM GMT
    barriehomeboy saidooooh sorry, this contest was only open to guys who don't drive a Vespra. [sic]

    icon_exclaim.gif I demand a recount! Or an injunction, a new contest, something!
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    Feb 08, 2010 5:09 AM GMT
    They are pretty badass. I'm lucky enough to live in a place where they come out fairly regularly...mostly blue/green, other nights they're pink/red/gold (rare). You really have to catch them in the right mood.

    They're especially good when viewed from a hot springs or a hot tub. Perfection icon_smile.gif
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    Feb 08, 2010 5:14 AM GMT
    I've seen them three times. Mind-blowing every single time.
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    Feb 08, 2010 5:28 AM GMT
    I see them occasionally from my bedroom window, flickering behind Mt.Adams. If you didn't know what they were, from here, you'd suspect some sort of neurological symptom. They're a bit more clear from the desert in central Washington.
  • inuman

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    Feb 09, 2010 1:42 PM GMT
    I've seen them almost all of my life so far, every fall, winter and spring back home in the NWT *Its in Canada for those that don't know* and I've always grown up with them, they played very little in my life except that I used to tease one of my closest childhood friends about it to him.

    See back home we have a legend about the Northern Lights and that it is the spirits of the dead floating about and if you whistle enough they get lower and lower, low enough that if you whistle again they come down and slice your head off cause you upset them enough that they came down to check who was calling them.

    SO I would be playing around outside in the snow with my buddy and the odd time I would whistle and he would yell at me "I'm gonna tell my mom your calling the dead, stop it I don't want my head cut off!" icon_twisted.gif