I have to get some sleep while DS is engaging in his (rare) zzzz's, but.....
Tonight there are supposed to be incredible aurora borealis, visible on the horizon as far south as Texas. I'm in WA, and looking every 1/2 hour, but so far, nothing.... but I'm sure I'll be up later tonight
hilary, if you read this, the report I get said that NZ was phenomenal viewing...best in the world.
Any star-gazing night owls have a report???????????
we are in the eastern panhandle of wv, & also saw them while trick or treating. the sky looked pink in one big spot, & it looked like the sun's ray's were coming down through it. it was really cool, i had no idea to expect it. can you imagine seeing the aurora borealis on a regular basis? wow.
i havent seen the northern lights lately, but i'll go stick my head outside and see if they're on here tonight. I heard that the other morning (around 5 am) they were just brilliantly spectacular--many colours and all across the sky. Of course, i was sleeping...so i missed it. We get them a lot around here.
I had heard about the solar flare coming, and didn't even think to go outside and see if there was any unusual lights in teh sky (in NY, the AB is a rare sight but not an impossibility. I myself have never seen any ) Then the local newscrew here showed film they caught from earlier tonight of a fantastic red blur in the sky. So darn, I really did miss it.
It was incredible here last night (Maine). We see them often but never like this. It looked like white spotlights all over the sky with purplish and bluish tints and it kept moving so every minute the sky looked different. The sky was dancing. A little slice of heaven.
They were beautiful here in SE Michigan - they must have looked absolutely amazing without the washout from the city lights.
Our absolute favourite site is www.spaceweather.com - lots of absolutely wonderful pictures from all over the world and lots of always up to date space "weather".
T But I grew up in a place that would "strongly encourage" Trick or Treat-ing a day earlier if Halloween fell on a Sunday. (Basically you'd get hassled if you Trick of Treated on normal Halloween) It is the same place that still today won't allow alcohol sales on Sunday (although I think the city itself now allows it in places that serve food only) because you know, if you can't buy beer on Sunday, you'll automatically go to church. :