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Show and tell: Solar Wind/Aurora Borealis Oct. 30(?)-03(9 posts)

Show and tell: Solar Wind/Aurora Borealis Oct. 30(?)-03128
Nov 5, 2003 10:22 AM
Did any one see this at all? I watched it for maybe 45 minutes and it blew my mind.

A cross between these pics are similar to what I saw.

The red blood orange color is very rare (they say) and it was in full dress. The whole sky was this red color (shaped like the complete 20 and 3 triangles on a dart board) with streaks of milky white extending beyond the horizon from what appeared to be a fissure in the black night directly overhead (like the dartboard bullseye). The display slowly changed shape and stuff. Very awesome.

If anyone happens to know where I might find images of this particular 10/03 display please let me know.
re128
Nov 5, 2003 10:28 AM
Red color128
Nov 6, 2003 6:18 AM
Saw it at 1:40 am and it was red!Brooks
Nov 6, 2003 9:25 AM
Covered a good bit of the northern sky here in Utah. It didn't shift and disappear/reappear as when we saw it in Alaska (it was green then, which is more common). Very spectacular.
re: Show and tell: Solar Wind/Aurora Borealis Oct. 30(?)-03Fr Ted Crilly
Nov 5, 2003 5:58 PM
Lovely pic. Where do you live? In the SF Bay area I didn't see anything.
I'm in New England128
Nov 6, 2003 6:44 AM
B/t MA and ME.
I saw the event from Brunswick ME.
Never actually seen the Aurora Borealis...The Walrus
Nov 5, 2003 6:07 PM
...that's one of those things that's on my "life list", along with going to Hawaii to see a good lava flow from Mauna Loa spilling into the sea at night, and finding some nice, unspoiled tropical island where the water's so clear you can see the bottom 30 ft down.

I envy you...
I think you can see the northern lights128
Nov 6, 2003 6:50 AM
if you can travel north -don't know your 10-20. I think it's a common occurance in places and there are peak periods etc.

This one was special and widley seen since it occured as a result of a massive solar flare (which also briefly disturbed electronic and sattelite communications)
Saw it!53T
Nov 6, 2003 8:27 AM
For the first time! Draged the kids out too (5 and 7). Really something to behold. I'm in Mass, it was red/pink with some white streaks, very large, covered 25% of the whole sky.