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    Default Night Photo...

    Well folks, the bitter cold sweeping across the state is also bringing mostly clear skies. With that, the sun is sending rays of fun our direction... expect some 'light's on the 30th and/or 31st.

    Those of you around Fairbanks should have some good shows, if you can find a way to keep yourself and your batteries warm.


    From SpaceWeather.com:
    Coronal holes are places in the sun's atmosphere where the sun's magnetic field opens up and allows the solar wind to escape. A stream of solar wind flowing from this coronal hole should reach Earth on Dec. 30th or 31st. The impact could light up the Arctic Circle, punctuating the year with aurora borealis.

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    You and me both! I have been watching the forecast for over a week now and am looking forward to some lights. Soon I hope. If you do get out, good luck and please post your results.

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    You can get the toe warmers that have a sticky side and stick them on the outside of your battery compartment to extend your batteries in the cold.
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    Man, it's about time!! I don't believe I have seen the lights at all this year. Sure hope it works out!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stogey View Post
    Well folks, the bitter cold sweeping across the state is also bringing mostly clear skies. With that, the sun is sending rays of fun our direction... expect some 'light's on the 30th and/or 31st.

    Those of you around Fairbanks should have some good shows, if you can find a way to keep yourself and your batteries warm.


    From SpaceWeather.com:
    almost ran some guy over in the dark last night.. as he was setting up tripod and camera in Denali park area... car parked on white line, no lights on.. and he was 300 foot behind it...

    Becarefull... out there..

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    Default Lights

    Hoping too..
    I will be out every hour looking tonight..
    We still get some good ones down here on the peninsula once in while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EricL View Post
    Man, it's about time!! I don't believe I have seen the lights at all this year. Sure hope it works out!!

    Yep, I concur - no lights out - seems that when the KP index is right, the clouds are wrong. This week, 'could' be a shot in the dark (oh, man that was bad).

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    Default Jan 2 and 3

    The folks at UAF got the forecast updated (12/29/2008 10:49:00 AM) from the latest data... seems like the eve's of Jan 2 and 3 will be the best chance (KP is still low only a 3 tonight).

    http://www.gedds.alaska.edu/AuroraForecast/

    http://www.spaceweather.com/

    Any other good resources out there?

    Later!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stogey View Post
    The folks at UAF got the forecast updated (12/29/2008 10:49:00 AM) from the latest data... seems like the eve's of Jan 2 and 3 will be the best chance (KP is still low only a 3 tonight).

    http://www.gedds.alaska.edu/AuroraForecast/

    http://www.spaceweather.com/

    Any other good resources out there?

    Later!
    Yup, looks like Friday and Saturday night. Hope it remains clear.

    Good luck!
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    Checking here every hour.. none as of midnight..
    Looking for some nice ones friday and sat,, sound nice..
    I have a list of people that want me to call them if we get some they can see..
    I have a neighbor lady that just moved here from the 48 and she really wants to see some..
    last week there was some clouds that had reflection from All the way from Anchorage and she thought she was seeing them,,
    I was sad to have tell her .. " No"
    I almost let her believe,, but then every time she saw those high clouds with the reflection from Anchorage she would think they were lights,,
    so the painful truth..
    Once you see them and watch them dance,, you don't get the reflection light confused..
    So ,, Anchorage,, turn off all your lights friday and saturday,,
    please..
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    Go South young man.....go SOUTH.

    Florida is great this time of year.

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    Well, we struck out in Wasilla ...no lights!

    Anyone else???
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    Default Anchortown

    It was coooooold.
    It was clear.
    It was disappointing. No lights.

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    I have been looking the last 3 nights, but no luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunt'N'Photos View Post
    I have been looking the last 3 nights, but no luck!
    So, I understand that the weather is tough to predict. Especially here in Alaska; but lately they've gotten it pretty good - The temp in Alaska will be cold - Frigid. Regardless of your location in Alaska, it will be cold. Some places will be colder than others, but no matter how you slice it, cold.

    But, then, there's another group, Astronomers, Rocket Scientists, Astro-Physicists and they didn't even come close on the Aurora thing!


    hehehe Who knows, one of these days the lights will be out, right?

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