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Aurora visible

Started by maurice clark, 09/03/2002 08:51PM
Posted 09/03/2002 08:51PM Opening Post
There is a nice bright aurora currently visible from Northfield Minnesota. (lat. ~+45*) It was first visible as a narrow, greenish arc about 20* above the northern horizon. Over the last 45 minutes it has brightened, grown more diffuse, and climbed higher in the sky. It is now quite bright, and reaching about 35* up from the northern horizon. Well worth going out and having a look.

Cheers,

Maurice

* Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a day.
* Teach a man to use the internet and he won't bother you for weeks.
Posted 09/03/2002 10:44PM #1
It is now 1.05 am CST and the aurora has been storming for the past 40 minutes. Numerous curtains and very bright, fasst moving rays reaching past the zenith. It is obviously a major display. Mostly green however there have been patches of red at times.

Beautiful display.

Maurice

* Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a day.
* Teach a man to use the internet and he won't bother you for weeks.