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  • Northern Lights this weekend: active Saturday & Sunday

    The Northern Lights are supposed to be active this weekend, but even Thursday and Friday the forecast is for "moderate" activity. Hopefully there won't be a cloud cover Saturday and Sunday nights:
    http://www.gedds.alaska.edu/AuroraFo...?Date=20110326

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    3:am Sunday morning cold and clear here in Wasilla and no lights just yet. Will give it another hour and then to bed!
    http://www.pbase.com/tull777

    http://www.eddiefisherphoto.com/


    "If you're too open-minded, your brains will fall out. ....."Tight Lines & Best Fishes"

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    • #3
      Originally posted by tull777 View Post
      3:am Sunday morning cold and clear here in Wasilla and no lights just yet. Will give it another hour and then to bed!
      Same here, Eddie. According to the Auroras forecast, these were supposed to be active Saturday and Sunday night. I was out these most of the night, and didn't see any lights on the sky except for starts and the occasional airplane Also, it was supposed to be cloudy last night (Saturday) and today (and snowing), but it was mostly clear. It's sunny again today. I don't know if I will stay awake again tonight, unless I see some Northern Lights by 10:00, in which case I will give it a try.

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      • #4
        Really clear last night, overcast today. Keeping my fingers crossed! :O/
        http://www.pbase.com/tull777

        http://www.eddiefisherphoto.com/


        "If you're too open-minded, your brains will fall out. ....."Tight Lines & Best Fishes"

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        • #5
          Drove up to Chena hot springs and hung out till 3 am. I had great veiws of the Milky way but no Auroura. Im going out again tonight but im thinking Ill stay closer.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by H_I_L_L_B_I_L_L_Y View Post
            Drove up to Chena hot springs and hung out till 3 am. I had great veiws of the Milky way but no Auroura. Im going out again tonight but im thinking Ill stay closer.
            I am certain that you already changed your mind about tonight. Right? I was thinking of giving it a try tonight, and then it got cloudy and the snow started falling. So much for that idea

            I was real bored last night, and took this photo of the lighting from Eielson AFB. It looked so weird that I could not resist:

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            • #7
              Ray I did change my mind once i realized it wasnt going to clear up. I have taken 95% of my northern light photos on base so Ive been wanting a change of scenery. I enjoy all your pics. Thanks for sharing

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              • #8
                Originally posted by H_I_L_L_B_I_L_L_Y View Post
                Ray I did change my mind once i realized it wasnt going to clear up. I have taken 95% of my northern light photos on base so Ive been wanting a change of scenery. I enjoy all your pics. Thanks for sharing
                You are welcomed, Hillbilly.

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                • #9
                  Looks like Saturday April 2nd may be a decent chance at some new pics.

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                  • #10
                    Really interesting photo, Ray! Thought it was the aurora at first. :O) Hoping for the 2nd of May!
                    http://www.pbase.com/tull777

                    http://www.eddiefisherphoto.com/


                    "If you're too open-minded, your brains will fall out. ....."Tight Lines & Best Fishes"

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by tull777 View Post
                      Really interesting photo, Ray! Thought it was the aurora at first. :O) Hoping for the 2nd of May!
                      Yes, it was real weird and I could not figure what these were, and then realized that it was the lighting from Eielson AFB through some thin clouds

                      By the way, I had a house fire at my home, probably the result of hot ashes from the wood stove on the back deck. That's what we are figured. Anyway, a neighbor down the road called the fire department when he say smoke coming out the gables, and shortly after they were there putting out the fire. They rescued the dog and tied her outside, so it survived but was under stress for a couple of days.

                      The fire was localized at one corner of the house (back deck and kitchen area), but other areas had smoke and water damage. The insurance company put us in a hotel for a few days, and then will be moving to a house nearby until the reconstruction is finished. It should take from one to two months. They packed all or our belongings, except for what we need at the moment, and moved it to another location for dusting, cleaning, and such (smoke damage). But the water-damaged stuff has been removed: kitchen cabinets, drapes, all rugs, bathroom and kitchen floor, entire living room through Kitchen ceiling, insulation in the attic, and so forth. A portion of the roof and the shingles will be removed this week. By Friday there should be a new roof, shingles, and maybe gutters in place.

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                      • #12
                        Ray, I'm sorry to hear that! Not something anyone should go through. I couldn't imagine losing our personal stuff accumulated over 30-years of marriage because of fire. Reminds me to move duplicate external hard drives of my photos to another location! Sounds like the insurance company is taking care of you all. If there is anything we can do just let me know. Take care and sounds like you'll be home before to long?
                        http://www.pbase.com/tull777

                        http://www.eddiefisherphoto.com/


                        "If you're too open-minded, your brains will fall out. ....."Tight Lines & Best Fishes"

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                        • #13
                          Ray Im sorry to hear that. Ive been there myself. my family lost everything we owned in a flood back in 85. Sounds like the insurance company is taking care of you. Tull that reminded me I need to back up my Pics/files today!

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                          • #14
                            Yup! I had a HD go down, lost 40,000 images. Luckly the Del rep from pakastan spend 3-hours on the phone with me to help retrieve them all. Big lesson learned!!! He did not have to help me. I was lucky!
                            http://www.pbase.com/tull777

                            http://www.eddiefisherphoto.com/


                            "If you're too open-minded, your brains will fall out. ....."Tight Lines & Best Fishes"

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                            • #15
                              Ray,

                              Sorry to hear about the fire. I am glad everyone is ok. Best of luck with cleanup and getting back to normal.
                              There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot.

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