Northern Lights

Do you live in the far Northern part of the US or Canada? Is it somewhat clear weather? Get outside tonight

https://twitter.com/MatthewCappucci/status/1650293084620505089?t=D7cFQeijQhVYJf3UxWJ3vA&s=19

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I have found that the cloud cover where I live is directly correlated to the cool sky events. Northern Lights-cloudy, meteor shower-you betcha. I hope all of you out there have a better view than me.

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Ooh. I’m not quite far enough north, and it’s raining. But northern lights are really weird and wonderful.

:cloud: :angry:

The tv stations have posted a couple pics that were sent in. One I saw was about 40 miles north of me while another was 45 miles south of me. I went outside and didn’t see anything.

(Not mine – it was cloudy when I went to bed.)

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I have pics of northern lights from a camping trip from last fall but I was asleep so missed it.
I did see them many years ago here in sw Ontario which is really rare.

It looks like some of you might get another crack at it tonight:
https://www.swpc.noaa.gov/products/aurora-viewline-tonight-and-tomorrow-night-experimental

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Apparently, last night the aurora was seen as far south as San Diego.

https://spaceweathergallery2.com/index.php?title=aurora

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What KP Index are you guys referring to?

The aurora oval is usually were you see the best NL

I have seen it in Northern Norway (near Tromso) but never saw it in Canada while I lived there (we never went north enough).

Taking the family to Lapland (northern Finland) this New Years so am banking on seeing them as my wife & daughter have never seen them.

https://www.swpc.noaa.gov/products/planetary-k-index

Some of you get another shot on Thursday:

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The thing to remember is that such solar forecasts are extremely unreliable.

While there’s a decent chance the ionosphere will be disturbed, predictions of extreme disruptions are extremely speculative before 2-3 days out (and even then, the experts aren’t sure until about 30 minutes before events reach earth).

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too cloudy here

Seen a few hours ago in South Australia (similar distance from the pole as Tennessee):

https://spaceweathergallery2.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=206627

Sadly it’s supposed to be cloudy here.

Doubt I’ll have a look Tonite at 2am

Next weekend I’m in northern Ontario and may set an alarm.

was just in Norway, didn’t see any, booked for Iceland in January

:cloud: :cloud: :cloud: :unamused:

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