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Old 04-13-2013, 11:20 PM   #11
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I've seen it a couple of times, in ND and Ontario. Absolutely stunning.

Just went outside to look, nope, too cloudy. Will look again later.

Shoot, the weather guy just said we won't be able to see it due to a solar flare....
Hunh? It's caused by the solar flare!
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Old 04-13-2013, 11:25 PM   #12
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Hunh? It's caused by the solar flare!
Yeah, I thought that strange too! I'll have to listen more carefully, but I'm sure that's what he said.
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Old 04-14-2013, 12:06 AM   #13
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Yeah, I thought that strange too! I'll have to listen more carefully, but I'm sure that's what he said.
You know, some of those weather folks are actual meteorologists, but most of them are weather news readers and haven't got a clue about weather and stuff like auroras.
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Old 04-14-2013, 12:31 AM   #14
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You know, some of those weather folks are actual meteorologists, but most of them are weather news readers and haven't got a clue about weather and stuff like auroras.
Agreed.

Well, I just went out on the deck and looked again, totally cloudy.
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Old 04-14-2013, 07:17 AM   #15
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Go outside and look anyways. It might last for hours.
We did go outside ... so many times that we actually set up our folding lawn chairs ... saw lots of stars and planes but that was it. We went out off and on until 1 am .. by then we were too tired, we were cold and our necks hurt from looking up and around LOL But we had fun anyway .. maybe next time around !
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It's 'cause you live where it's warm. It's a consolation prize for us northerners, but I have never seen it either.

That's what I was thinking. At least I'm sitting here in 70-80s weather with my windows wide open.

I'd love to see the Aurora!
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Darn, I missed the show. I caved to the lure of a bubble bath in my soaker tub with a LARGE glass of wine when I should've been admiring the night sky. Oh well.
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Darn, I missed the show. I caved to the lure of a bubble bath in my soaker tub with a LARGE glass of wine when I should've been admiring the night sky. Oh well.
You probably didn't miss anything but clouds.
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You probably didn't miss anything but clouds.
Northern Lights are quite common in northern MN. Much rarer here. Growing up during football season (if it wasn't rainy), we usually enjoyed a northern lights show at the end of the game, win or lose.
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There might be Aurora Borealis tonight (Sunday) too.

You can see alerts for aurora on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuroraAlerts

If you want to see the info without Facebook: Northern Lights Activity Now. Everything You Need to know.
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