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Northern Lights going nuts tonight

All over Europe, I'm seeing great photos on Twitter.

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by Anonymousreply 88May 19, 2024 1:26 AM


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by Anonymousreply 1May 11, 2024 12:25 AM

Are they in North?

by Anonymousreply 2May 11, 2024 12:26 AM

Years ago I saw them just north of Chicago, there's a chance they might be visible this far south 🙂

by Anonymousreply 3May 11, 2024 12:26 AM

They are so lucky! The Northern Lights are extraordinary! I saw them in Iceland a few times.

by Anonymousreply 4May 11, 2024 12:28 AM


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by Anonymousreply 5May 11, 2024 12:30 AM

Here's a link to shots taken all over Europe. Pretty cool

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by Anonymousreply 6May 11, 2024 12:31 AM

Even in London.

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by Anonymousreply 7May 11, 2024 12:32 AM

Would love to see

by Anonymousreply 8May 11, 2024 12:42 AM

But if you're by and you have the time

Tell the Northern Lights to keep shining

Oh, lately it seems like they're drowning

So I went by 'cause I had the time

Told the Northern Lights to keep shining

They told me to tell you they're waving

by Anonymousreply 9May 11, 2024 12:44 AM

So cool it's visible in cities.

by Anonymousreply 10May 11, 2024 12:45 AM


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by Anonymousreply 11May 11, 2024 12:46 AM

It's supposed to be visible much farther south than usual in North America tonight.

by Anonymousreply 12May 11, 2024 12:47 AM

I'm tempted to sleep now then get up at midnight or 1 and see if we have anything. I'm in New England and never see 'em.

by Anonymousreply 13May 11, 2024 12:55 AM

This is awesome and I want to experience it

by Anonymousreply 14May 11, 2024 12:56 AM

^ Do it, you won't regret it. The pictures never do it justice

by Anonymousreply 15May 11, 2024 12:57 AM

Do it r12. I've seen it in Vermont, once decades ago, also several times in Quebec, Laurentians and Lanaudiere. Tonight is supposed to be a bright show.

by Anonymousreply 16May 11, 2024 1:01 AM

The lights must be incredibly strong to be seen in cities.

For those who want to see them. definitely pursue them. They are pretty extraordinary. However, avoid the bus tours in Iceland. They all go to the same field, the buses are filled with drunk Europeans using their completely useless camera flash but which totally destroys people's night vision and it takes 20 minutes for it to come back. Go to a hotel or spa that dedicated to enabling people to see the night sky. Even without the lights. the night sky in Iceland is incredible and nothing like us city dwellers ever see,

by Anonymousreply 17May 11, 2024 1:14 AM

This is the one thing I have always wanted to see and I am within the viewing area but AS USUAL it is clo udy and raining.

by Anonymousreply 18May 11, 2024 1:19 AM

They come out of nowhere. You'll be looking up at the sky, see nothing but stars, then this huge, undulating green and white curtain starts falling from above out of nowhere above you, or this magnificent curtain starts dancing towards you in the distance.

Some people claim they can hear them. I cannot.

by Anonymousreply 19May 11, 2024 1:22 AM

I'm going to a Deep Sky Park in Utah next week. It would be incredible to see them there, but I doubt it will happen.

by Anonymousreply 20May 11, 2024 1:24 AM

What amazed me about them was the scale. They seem to go up into the sky forever, like huge rays of light hundreds and hundreds of miles high.

by Anonymousreply 21May 11, 2024 1:32 AM

You'll never see them in NYC.

by Anonymousreply 22May 11, 2024 1:40 AM

Sitting here like a hockey puck.

by Anonymousreply 23May 11, 2024 1:52 AM

Sometimes they are not all that big, at first. We were coming home to the country house late one night and they were only visible in the distant sky, green, white, pink, off in a corner.

I took the boat out to the middle of the lake and it covered half the sky. The dog started trembling.

by Anonymousreply 24May 11, 2024 1:54 AM

Technically, they do, r21.

My girlfriend saw them many years ago and said she could hear them. She said it sounded like buzzing static.

by Anonymousreply 25May 11, 2024 1:54 AM

It's overcast and rainy in NYC , so no chance of seeing this phenomena. Beautiful Scotland got a prime window seat for this.

by Anonymousreply 26May 11, 2024 1:56 AM

I've never heard anything but I believe people who say they do. The dog felt something.

by Anonymousreply 27May 11, 2024 1:57 AM

It makes sense that some people can hear them, the lights are basically ionized atoms giving off electrons, like static electricity. I, however, do not even understand electricity.

by Anonymousreply 28May 11, 2024 2:07 AM

Maybe r28. The visual spectacle is enough to get my attention. But I don't expect much being in the city tonight.

by Anonymousreply 29May 11, 2024 2:17 AM

^^^ the visual spectacle is beyond words.

by Anonymousreply 30May 11, 2024 2:29 AM

My uncle in Ireland posted this to the family Facebook chat

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by Anonymousreply 31May 11, 2024 2:29 AM

I got chills and shivers (in a good way) looking at all the pictures. I read they might be seen in N. California and got all excited, but it's up by the Oregon border.

by Anonymousreply 32May 11, 2024 2:41 AM

[quote] I got chills

Are they multiplying?

by Anonymousreply 33May 11, 2024 2:44 AM

I've only looked at pictures linked here, r33. By the time I finish with viewing more pictures later tonight, they will!

by Anonymousreply 34May 11, 2024 2:49 AM

No, R33, but I suspect she's losing control.

by Anonymousreply 35May 11, 2024 2:50 AM

Can see them in southern Michigan. Actually pics with phone bring out the colors more. Cuts through the haze, I guess.

by Anonymousreply 36May 11, 2024 2:51 AM

[quote] I've only looked at pictures linked here

They're electrifying!

by Anonymousreply 37May 11, 2024 2:52 AM

Shiiiiiiit, r31! That’s fucking gorgeous! Wow!

by Anonymousreply 38May 11, 2024 2:54 AM

"Let's fly north, little bird... That's what he'd call sometimes..."

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by Anonymousreply 39May 11, 2024 3:05 AM

Please post if you can r36.

by Anonymousreply 40May 11, 2024 3:11 AM

R40, none of these pics are from me, but here are some pics from SE Michigan viewers.

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by Anonymousreply 41May 11, 2024 3:22 AM

South Carolina

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by Anonymousreply 42May 11, 2024 3:49 AM

The red lights make me remember reading about the 1938 geomagnetic storm across Europe, “Hitler’s Omen.”

“As the electrification of Europe and North America was still in its infancy, the light storm could be seen brilliantly. The intensely bright arches of crimson light with shifting spectrum of green, blue-white, and red radiated from a brilliant auroral crown near the zenith instead of appearing as usual in parallel lines.”

by Anonymousreply 43May 11, 2024 3:53 AM

Chicago, unfortunately not my picture

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by Anonymousreply 44May 11, 2024 3:54 AM

That's fake, R44.

by Anonymousreply 45May 11, 2024 4:01 AM

Thanks guys

by Anonymousreply 46May 11, 2024 4:06 AM

This from Magog, qc is nice.

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by Anonymousreply 47May 11, 2024 4:09 AM

Gog and Magog!

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by Anonymousreply 48May 11, 2024 4:11 AM

It’s absolutely gorgeous! Absolutely fabulous!

by Anonymousreply 49May 11, 2024 4:28 AM

I saw them years ago when I lived in Edmonton. They were beautiful

by Anonymousreply 50May 11, 2024 4:35 AM

R44 I'm in Chicago and I don't see shit. It's super overcast and drizzly tonight, and the sky just has the same city starless light pollution look that it does any other night. I even took a bunch of photos from my rooftop with my phone to see if anything showed up and I got bubkes. That has to be a photoshopped picture.

by Anonymousreply 51May 11, 2024 4:35 AM

The number of visible stars in R44's picture is the biggest giveaway that it's fake. Like NYC, Chicago has far too much light pollution for anything but the brightest planets to be visible in the night sky.

by Anonymousreply 52May 11, 2024 4:37 AM

^ Oh, honey, just because you can't see it doesn't mean it doesn't exist. It was taken several hours ago and it's all over the internet

by Anonymousreply 53May 11, 2024 4:37 AM

R53 All the photos I'm seeing online are from the suburbs (note how they all say "from the Chicago area"). Zero from the city proper.

by Anonymousreply 54May 11, 2024 4:41 AM

^ You're a blind Russian bot, prove me wrong 🤨

by Anonymousreply 55May 11, 2024 4:42 AM

Forget it if you're in any urban area. My sister who lives in the country is supposed to send me a few.

by Anonymousreply 56May 11, 2024 4:44 AM

R55 Well, shit. Looks like my cover has been blown and my true identity as a Russian Chicago Aurora Borealis Denier exposed. I had a good run, but it couldn't last forever.

by Anonymousreply 57May 11, 2024 4:50 AM

R4 I’d love to go to Iceland.

by Anonymousreply 58May 11, 2024 4:51 AM

Central Wisconsin

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by Anonymousreply 59May 11, 2024 4:53 AM

@r57, Prove you're really from Chicago, take a selfie getting hit by an EL train. Then we'll believe you

by Anonymousreply 60May 11, 2024 4:55 AM

Not seeing anything and I feel deprived

by Anonymousreply 61May 11, 2024 4:57 AM

Cincinnati burbs here.

I went out last night around 10:30 pm to see if I could see anything. There were clouds, but partly clear. The sky was fucking PINK.

The clouds were pink and there were these small rippling flashes, faint but visible, every few minutes. It was crazy! PINK! The underside of the clouds looked like when there’s a fire. No sirens. It was weird yet neat.

Hopefully, it will clear up later. I’m going to be up near Oxford and it gets darker out there, so maybe I will be able to get a photo or two.

by Anonymousreply 62May 11, 2024 11:41 AM

Giant sunspot. Preparing to fry your electronics.

by Anonymousreply 63May 11, 2024 11:53 AM

I’m in DC for the weekend - hope we can see them here!

by Anonymousreply 64May 11, 2024 11:56 AM

forgot to add: use your phone camera - the naked eye may not pick up the lights.

by Anonymousreply 65May 11, 2024 11:56 AM

I had to work this morning so I only managed a few peeks but alas, didn’t see anything.

by Anonymousreply 66May 11, 2024 12:41 PM

Cloudy and rainy over NYC.

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by Anonymousreply 67May 11, 2024 3:55 PM

[Quote] [R44] I'm in Chicago and I don't see shit.

Just go look at the sidewalk.

by Anonymousreply 68May 11, 2024 4:31 PM

May have another chance tonight. Grab your cell phone.

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by Anonymousreply 69May 11, 2024 8:44 PM

^ I hope, it's nice and clear here tonight, maybe I'll get a chance to see them 🙂

by Anonymousreply 70May 11, 2024 9:42 PM

Just heard it's gonna be a category 5 again tonight. Any chance seeing it from New York/New Jersey area?

by Anonymousreply 71May 12, 2024 1:54 AM

Tonight was a bust. I went out into the country and still couldn’t see anything.

by Anonymousreply 72May 12, 2024 4:06 AM

I am missing out and disappointed

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by Anonymousreply 73May 12, 2024 4:15 AM



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by Anonymousreply 74May 12, 2024 4:21 AM

Where were you r17?

I’m so upset I missed them last night and probably won’t see them tonight here in the Seattle area.

by Anonymousreply 75May 12, 2024 4:24 AM

Once again, I am being deprived of experiencing a cosmic event. And I am miserable out it.

by Anonymousreply 76May 12, 2024 4:28 AM

I am miserable about it

by Anonymousreply 77May 12, 2024 4:31 AM

Where were you r72?

by Anonymousreply 78May 12, 2024 4:39 AM

r1 Those pink Matterhorn shots are gorgeous, holy shit. Imagine the pre-modern humans seeing something like that in places where aurora isn't a regular event and trying to make sense of it. The beauty, the majesty of it all.

by Anonymousreply 79May 12, 2024 5:19 AM

R76, go to Alaska or Iceland. I am going to Utah tomorrow specifically to visit a Deep Sky Park. There are Deep Sky Parks in PA and NY if you live in the northeast. You probably won't see the northern lights, but you will see many stars, galaxies and maybe the Milky Way

by Anonymousreply 80May 12, 2024 5:39 AM

I drove up to Oxford around midnight but didn’t see fuck all.

Talked to the neighbor and he said the best time is supposed to be from midnight -4am EDT. However, from the photos my friends posted and my experience last night, from 9-11pm is the best time.

The most I saw tonight was the pink hue in the sky and some white lines rippling by.

Weird and beautiful.

Of course, the stars are just beautiful out there in the rural areas, so that alone was worth the trip.

by Anonymousreply 81May 12, 2024 7:02 AM

People love the pink when it's up in the sky but not when it's swishing down the street among them. I wonder why that is.

by Anonymousreply 82May 12, 2024 7:06 AM

R72 I’m in the Southern United States

by Anonymousreply 83May 12, 2024 7:37 AM

I feel like we were all sitting around waiting for The Great Pumpkin and I gotta rock.

by Anonymousreply 84May 12, 2024 9:35 AM

My experience is same as R81. the night before I saw great lights at around 10:30. Last night at same time was only some pink, and there had been some news that the best viewing was delayed to after midnight. I didn't want to stay up that late.

by Anonymousreply 85May 12, 2024 12:49 PM

Why is astronomy so full of sex?


heavenly bodies

Milk Way

by Anonymousreply 86May 13, 2024 12:01 AM

I love the sky.

by Anonymousreply 87May 13, 2024 12:16 AM

My desire to experience a cosmic event continues to be thwarted.

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