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Re: Northern Lights, Aurora Borealis, Revontulet in Scandinavia
« Reply #15 on: January 26, 2011, 06:03:27 PM »
I just learned of this today, also. This could mean many things technologically, in the future. Does this emanate sound in space? Interesting. There should not be sound in space, but the frequencies of the light from the sun carry it until it is translated into sound, in our atmosphere. Outstanding!   ed

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Re: Northern Lights, Aurora Borealis, Revontulet in Scandinavia
« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2011, 08:03:31 PM »
I just learned of this today, also. This could mean many things technologically, in the future. Does this emanate sound in space? Interesting. There should not be sound in space, but the frequencies of the light from the sun carry it until it is translated into sound, in our atmosphere. Outstanding!   ed

Talk about synchronicity! The possibilities are interesting!
Now I am wondering if scientists have been "listening to" a lot of objects, including PX just from the
sounds... I hadn't even thought of any of this before!
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Re: Northern Lights, Aurora Borealis, Revontulet in Scandinavia
« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2011, 08:54:09 PM »
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SWEET AURORAS:
Last night, as predicted, a gust of solar wind hit Earth's magnetic field, sparking bright Valentine's auroras around the Arctic Circle. Øystein Lunde Ingvaldsen sends this picture of the sweet lights over Bø in Vesterålen, Norway:

"It was a short but beautiful blast of Northern Lights," says Ingvaldsen. "Perhaps this is a preview of things to come later this week." Indeed, a series of CMEs en route to Earth from exploding sunspot 1158 are expected to arrive on Feb. 15th-17th, prompting bright displays at even lower latitudes. Sky watchers should be alert for auroras.
more images: from Gabi and Gunter Reichert of Sundklakkstraumen, Norway; from Tom Eklund of Valkeakoski, Finland; from Fredrik Broms of Kvaløya, Norway; from Martin McKenna of Glenshane Pass, N. Ireland; from Chad Blakley of Abisko National Park, Sweden; from Conor McDonald of Maghera, Northern Ireland; from B.Art Braafhart of Salla - Sallatunturi, Finnish Lapland;
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Re: Northern Lights, Aurora Borealis, Revontulet in Scandinavia
« Reply #18 on: February 20, 2011, 12:50:20 PM »
http://spaceweather.com/     Spaceweather Images

WEEKEND AURORAS: On Saturday night, Feb. 19th, the interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) near Earth tipped south. This opened a crack in Earth's magnetosphere; solar wind poured in and fueled a display of Northern Lights around the Arctic Circle.

"It was a truly wonderful night," says photographer Andy Keen of Inari, FInland. "We were out until 2am taking pictures of auroras dancing over the moonlit landscape."

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Re: Northern lights viewed in the UK region
« Reply #19 on: March 01, 2011, 10:56:21 PM »
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Paul Evans 
 
Image taken:  Mar. 1, 2011
 
Location:        Larne, Northern Ireland
 
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"This aurora was not spectacularly bright, necessitating exposures of 2 mins at ISO 800, hence the star movement. However the color was clearly visible to the naked eye and the width of arc was over 90deg. Hopefully the beginning of things to come! Sony A700, 28mm f2.8 2 mins" 
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GEOMAGNETIC STORM: A solar wind stream hit Earth's magnetic field during the early hours of March 1st, sparking a day-long magnetic storm that is subsiding but perhaps not over yet. In recent hours, spotters have reported auroras over Northern Ireland, Scotland, Latvia, Norway, and Sweden.


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Re: Northern Lights, Aurora Borealis, Revontulet in Scandinavia
« Reply #20 on: March 01, 2011, 11:03:41 PM »
Bjarki Mikkelsen 
 
Image taken:   Mar. 1, 2011
 
Location:         Porjus Jokkmokk Sweden.
 
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"Me and my friend was out for a walk,where we live in Porjus near Jokkmokk, Lapland Sweden and when we went out we see the sky exploded with auroras. The snow was lightning green again. It was so amazing and time was 19.20 it was early tonight. And for 3 houres it looks like a sunstorm at a category 7 i think. Only at these 3 houres there was 20 minuts how it looks to slow down, but not. We just stand there and watchin, total cilence in our heads and just a feeling of the northern lights wizling. Amazing night. I will never forget. Pictures are not manipulated, direckt pictures. Cam: Olympus E-420 ISO: 400 22mm"

Bjarki Mikkelsen aurora photos here: http://www.spaceweather.com/submissions/large_image_popup.php?image_name=Bjarki-Mikkelsen-P3014206a_1299018900.jpg

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Re: Northern Lights, Aurora Borealis, Revontulet in Scandinavia
« Reply #21 on: March 01, 2011, 11:10:34 PM »
Will post the rest of the Scandinavian aurora photos soon...
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from Robin Ramstad of Luleå, Norrbotten, Sweden; from Geir Øye of Ørsta, Norway;  from Markus Tingsnäs of Rättvik, Sweden; from Greger Lissollas of Rättvik, Sweden; from B.Art Braafhart of Salla in the Finnish Lapland..

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Re: Northern Lights, Aurora Borealis, Revontulet in Scandinavia
« Reply #22 on: March 02, 2011, 06:32:40 AM »
Northern Lights, Aurora Borealis (Revontulet in Sweden.)

Robin Ramstad

Image taken:  Mar. 1, 2011
 
Location:        Luleå, Norrbotten, Sweden
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"Saw some beautiful curtains from my window and ran out in a heartbeat. When I got out I was greeted by a show of intense pulsating green-red glowing curtains that reached from horizon to horizon. I took over 650 pictures this night, picking out two of them was really hard."

http://www.spaceweather.com/submissions/large_image_popup.php?image_name=Robin-Ramstad-IMG_7608_1280_1299019627.jpg

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Re: Northern lights viewed in the UK region
« Reply #23 on: March 02, 2011, 06:49:07 AM »
http://spaceweather.com/

GEOMAGNETIC STORM: A solar wind stream hit Earth's magnetic field during the early hours of March 1st
Alan C Tough
 
Image taken:   Mar. 1, 2011
 
Location:         Elgin, Moray, Scotland
 
Details:           "I certainly wasn't expecting to see an aurora tonight, but there was no mistaking the bright green glow to the north. Photographs show some rays as well. This image was taken at 22:30 UT with a Canon EOS 40 D and Sigma EX 24-60mm lens."

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Re: Northern Lights, Aurora Borealis, Revontulet in Scandinavia
« Reply #24 on: March 05, 2011, 10:18:40 PM »
AURORA WATCH: A coronal mass ejection (CME) is en route to Earth, due to arrive on March 6th. The CME is slow-moving and not especially massive. Nevertheless, its arrival could provoke geomagnetic storms around the Arctic Circle. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras.

Even without a CME, the skies over Abisko National Park in Sweden are already active. Chad Blakley took this picture before daybreak on March 5th:

"As I was eating dinner a friend of mine called and told me to stop whatever I was doing, grab my camera, and run outside," says Blakley.

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Re: Northern Lights, Aurora Borealis, Revontulet in Scandinavia
« Reply #25 on: April 06, 2011, 11:26:34 PM »
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ARCTIC AURORAS: The onset of spring has brought a growing twilight to the night skies of the Arctic. The sky may be bright, but the auroras are even brighter. Here is the view from northern Norway after "nightfall" on April 5th.

Photographer Øystein Ingvaldsen of Bø in Vesterålen was taking a late walk at the time of the display. "I did not expect to see Northern Lights," he says "but suddenly they appeared. This is the first time I have photographed auroras and a sunset all at once."

More Arctic lights are in the offing. A solar wind stream is buffeting Earth's magnetic field, and NOAA forecasters estimate a 15% - 25% chance of high-latitude geomagnetic activity during the next 24 hours. Aurora alerts are available here:  http://spaceweatherphone.com/   

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Northern lights viewed in northern Europe
« Reply #26 on: July 28, 2011, 10:17:03 AM »
This Topic is for northern lights viewed in northern europe which includes
includes Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Finland and Sweden. However, the United Nations report published in 2011 defines Northern Europe as including United Kingdom [which has] been traditionally identified as being one of the core states of Western Europe. So it includes the UK, Guernsey
 Isle of Man and Jersey.
This Topic includes all of Ireland and Scotland.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Europe  Northern Europe

Spaceweather:   http://spaceweather.com/ 

NOCTILUCENT CLOUDS: "The morning of July 26th was electric blue!" says Heiko Ulbricht of Freital, Saxony, Germany. "I woke up at 3 clock, looked out my bedroom window to the north and saw a stunning display of noctilucent clouds." Moments later, he dashed outside with a camera to record the view:

July has been an odd time for noctilucent clouds (NLCs). The month began with an extravagant display that stretched as far south as Colorado and Kansas--odd because NLCs are usually confined to higher latitudes. The event seemed to herald a period of widespread sightings. Observers were disappointed, though, when the clouds quickly retreated to their usual northern habitat. Could this German apparition signal renewed activity?

Sky watchers at all latitudes should be alert for electric-blue ripples around sunrise and sunset. Observing tips may be found in the gallery.
more images: from Timo Newton-Syms of Helsinki, Finland:

http://www.spaceweather.com/submissions/large_image_popup.php?image_name=Timo-Newton-Syms-P1000942a_1311678765.jpg

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Re: Northern lights viewed in northern Europe
« Reply #27 on: August 20, 2011, 09:15:30 PM »
Here is a well done vid on the polar lights, I'm seeing all kinds of Kachina's .....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1-rGK7YqrI&feature=related
You have been telling people that this is the 11th hour.

Now you must go back & tell people  this  is  "The Hour" .

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Re: Northern lights viewed in northern Europe
« Reply #28 on: December 05, 2011, 03:18:56 AM »
Here is a well done vid on the polar lights, I'm seeing all kinds of Kachina's .....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1-rGK7YqrI&feature=related


Terrypat, that was beautiful. Here's an aurora photo from Norway,
YB
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AURORA EXPLOSION:
Saturday night on the border between Russia and Norway, the sky suddenly erupted in color. "It was like an aurora explosion," says
Sebastian Voltmer of Kirkenes, Norway. "I was surprised to see a brightening snake forming an 'S' - like the first letter of my name, that appeared at 22.48 pm UT."
During the outburst, Jupiter was surrounded by streamers of green light. "A very beautiful event!" says Voltmer.

Auroras like these have been flickering and surging around the Arctic Circle for days. The source of the displays is a minor solar wind stream, which has been gently buffeting Earth's magnetic field since the month began. NOAA forecasters estimate a 14% chance of more polar geomagnetic activity tonight.

Aurora alerts:  text.......... http://spaceweathertext.com/
                        phone...... http://spaceweatherphone.com/

IMAGE: Aurora photo by Sebastian Voltmer of Kirkenes, Norway


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Re: Northern lights viewed in northern Europe
« Reply #29 on: December 05, 2011, 06:20:14 AM »
Thanks for posting this incredible shot Barb.
You have been telling people that this is the 11th hour.

Now you must go back & tell people  this  is  "The Hour" .

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