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Livestreaming the Aurora Borealis from Lapland

Electron plasma from a large sun storm has reached Earth and interacts with the magnetic poles in the far northern latitudes.

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by Anonymousreply 14October 15, 2021 7:47 PM

I’d love to see this in real life some day.

by Anonymousreply 1October 14, 2021 5:24 AM

I've seen them twice and until you actually see them they're almost impossible to describe or even appreciate on a small screen

by Anonymousreply 2October 14, 2021 5:57 AM

It would freak me the fuck out.

by Anonymousreply 3October 14, 2021 6:04 AM

^ No, it's wondrous, like going to the biggest IMAX theater in the world. You get completely enveloped in raining sparks of multi-color light with no end or beginning

by Anonymousreply 4October 14, 2021 6:15 AM

This is the closest thing I've ever seen that's like the Aurora Borealis. Just imagine being in the middle of this gif

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by Anonymousreply 5October 14, 2021 11:02 AM

I JUST booked a week in Fairbanks, Alaska to see the Aurora Borealis! Jealous, bitches?

I'm going to spend two nights at Chena Hot Springs, soaking and watching, and two nights in a wilderness lodge on a mountain that is above the fog line or whatever it's called. I will also have two nights in Fairbanks proper in a hotel that has an observation room. Days will be about 5 hours of light when I'm there. I hope to squeeze in a dog sledding tour.

I've wanted to see AB live in person since watching "Local Hero" in the early 80s. This is a bucket list item getting checked off. My friend died of covid over Labor Day weekend and everything is fucked, so here I go.

by Anonymousreply 6October 15, 2021 9:19 AM

^ The Aurora Borealis does not work on a schedule like the changing Fall leaf color, so good luck seeing them. Enjoy your trip, but don't be too disappointed if the AB doesn't show

by Anonymousreply 7October 15, 2021 10:35 AM

I saw the Borealis once, in Nova Scotia, when I was a kid. It's impossible to do them justice in a description. It was unearthly. My father brought me out to our garden and pointed up to the northern sky. I was entranced. One odd thing I remember vividly - there was a soft, sibilant, whooshing sound. I'll never forget it.

by Anonymousreply 8October 15, 2021 11:30 AM

They sing? Take me with you, R6!

by Anonymousreply 9October 15, 2021 12:17 PM

@r8, yes, that's the sound I remember. Not loud like fireworks, but more like the sound when it snows

by Anonymousreply 10October 15, 2021 12:42 PM

I saw a little of them 40 years ago in Montauk. No one believed me and there was no reporting on it at the time. Now we know that it happens during strong solar storms.

Obscure eldergay fact- I had to deliver photos to Richard Avedon. He wasn't home but there were workmen around this giant pit, for what I don't know. Later I saw the movie My Dinner with Andre they discuss having a therapy session or something in Richard Avedon's pit.

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by Anonymousreply 11October 15, 2021 12:43 PM

I'm Norwegian and I've never seen northern lights. I live in southern Norway, it only rarely appears here. It is much more common in the northern parts.

by Anonymousreply 12October 15, 2021 6:40 PM

Apparently it comes from Rio de Janeiro.

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by Anonymousreply 13October 15, 2021 7:02 PM

Humpf. ^

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