Photographer Nate Bolt, on a overnight San Francisco to Paris flight, set up a time lapse camera to record the journey (with permission), and found midflight that he was shooting an aurora borealis
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posted by ZeusHumms
on Apr 11, 2011 -
Last night's aurora borealis was seen in, among other places, Idaho, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana,
Nebraska, New York, Virginia,
Recent sightings are reported here,
and lots of charts and graphs that I don't understand are here
courtesy of the government.
posted by PrinceValium
on Nov 9, 2004 -
run by 21 Troy Birdsall of Fairbanks, Alaska. Gorgeous video and photographs of the Northern Lights.
posted by Feisty
on Mar 8, 2004 -
is predicting another aurora showing this weekend due to the sun erupting a coronal mass ejection toward earth on Nov. 22nd. Although I live in the far west Chicago suburbs, others around my area saw the wild aurora showings on October 28th and November 6th. I missed them both because I didn't know about these events (which is why I now subscribe to the SpaceWeather.com mailing list). Had I known, maybe I could have seen this
, or this
, or maybe this
, all from around the midwest! One thing's for sure, I'll be outside this weekend. The sky is very busy this fall!
posted by Sal Amander
on Nov 24, 2001 -
Aurora Borealis... in Santa Fe, NM
i'm up late writing a paper and chanced to look out the window, only to see red gaseous-looking clouds in the sky... I know it seems absurd to see the northern lights in the southwest, but this map almost makes it appear possible, probably because of the altitude... if i see four horsemen though, i'm running like hell.
posted by clockwork
on Mar 30, 2001 -
Even though I've mentioned this, I should post a link.
Even though solar flares
are evil and will ultimatly bring down the human kind, they make for really cool night light shows
Sky watchers should be on the lookout for aurora during nighttime hours for the next two days. The bright gibbous moon will hamper visibility of faint Northern and Southern Lights, but bright aurora may be visible in spite of the lunar interference. Usually, the best time to see aurora borealis (or aurora australis) is near local midnight.
posted by tiaka
on Jul 13, 2000 -