The sky's afire

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    Sometimes you can find a reason to forget all the petty shit. We've been watching an excellent light show tonight, the Aurora is dancing across the entire night sky. The only thing that could make it better would be a new moon.
     
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    Damn. High haze and too much city lights from here in Portland, Oregon. Watched a premier show once in Peace River. Had just driven down from Yellowknife, 16 hours of gravel roads, this was in 1975, and was dead tired. Still, my wife and I stayed up another 4 hours watching the aurora.
     
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    If you get a clear sky, you should be able to see the Aurora in OR, too. The recent solar activity should light things up pretty far south. Good luck! The Lights are always a good show for the price.
     
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    According to Wired, even the DC metro area is above the geomagnetic latitude where the lights can be seen, but it was too overcast here last night.

    I bet it IS a good show!
     

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