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The Bad Astronomer
2001-Nov-06, 03:29 AM
Hey-- if you live where it's dark right now (10:00 p.m. November 5 Pacific time, 06:00 Monday November 6 UT) go outside and look north! Even from where I am at latitude +39 I can see a reddish glow. There is a big auroral display right now caused by a big coronal mass ejection. Go to http://www.spaceweather.com for more info.

DStahl
2001-Nov-06, 07:28 AM
Missed it. Stupid clouds. Dang.


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2001-Nov-06, 11:21 AM
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On 2001-11-06 02:28, DStahl wrote:
Missed it. Stupid clouds. Dang.
7:12 A.M. HUb' Me2 "Go Clouds
9. yeah ? Another nine (um? read from bottom UP)
8 <A HREF="http://www.solar.ifa.hawaii.edu/ARMaps/armaps.html">
7 A: get spot number & location from hawaii </A>
6 <A HREF="gopher://solar.sec.noaa.gov/11/plots/xray">
5 B: get event time from Geos 8-9 xray </A>
4 C: (http://www.nso.noao.edu/synoptic/synoptic.html)
???
The Next event was TV`ized
but it was not animated thatt i could tell
so there were frames of prior & frames of after
just 2 [ (O) ] & [ (O)* ] showing eruption
to the right of the TV screen and maybe
having soar RADIUS time deminsion
refer to MATH ? no link there just now

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K. Hovis
2001-Nov-06, 11:34 AM
Saw very bright aurora last night from 37.5 deg. North at around 10:00 CST. Forcast is for clear skies again with possibility for a repeat display. Can't wait!

KevinF
2001-Nov-06, 12:08 PM
Grumble-grumble...

darn light pollution....

Wally
2001-Nov-06, 01:08 PM
Doggone it!!! Every clear night when I'm outside, I look to the north just in case. Never see 'em. Then, when we get a major display, I'm neither outside nor do I hear about it til the next morning!!!! RAT FARTS!!!!

Guess I'll head on out tonight and see if I can pick up the tail end of it. . .

RMallon
2001-Nov-06, 09:36 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/aurora/gallery_06nov01.html

Great pics of the auroras! Just wished we could see them here in Austin, Texas.

Valiant Dancer
2001-Nov-07, 12:54 PM
On 2001-11-05 22:29, The Bad Astronomer wrote:
Hey-- if you live where it's dark right now (10:00 p.m. November 5 Pacific time, 06:00 Monday November 6 UT) go outside and look north! Even from where I am at latitude +39 I can see a reddish glow. There is a big auroral display right now caused by a big coronal mass ejection. Go to http://www.spaceweather.com for more info.



Visible here near Chicago (some guy even got pictures) in spite of the light polution.

Karl
2001-Nov-07, 01:15 PM
On 2001-11-07 07:54, Valiant Dancer wrote:


On 2001-11-05 22:29, The Bad Astronomer wrote:
Hey-- if you live where it's dark right now (10:00 p.m. November 5 Pacific time, 06:00 Monday November 6 UT) go outside and look north! Even from where I am at latitude +39 I can see a reddish glow. There is a big auroral display right now caused by a big coronal mass ejection. Go to http://www.spaceweather.com for more info.



Visible here near Chicago (some guy even got pictures) in spite of the light polution.



Got this off of a Cassini mailing list:

http://www-pw.physics.uiowa.edu/~krk/auroraNov_2001.html


corrected URL (I hope)

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2001-Nov-08, 01:04 PM
HUb' hit 6:39 A.M. November 8, 2001 ?
the number i got from the X-Ray.gif {Geos9}
was about 1800 Z on Nov 4th. however i
could not determin if it was the approaching
edge of the Sun I had seen on tv or the
receeding edge as there was no North

shown on TV.






Got this off of a Cassini mailing list:

http://www-pw.physics.uiowa.edu/~krk/auroraNov_2001.html


corrected URL (I hope)

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[/quote] HUb' EDIT Time = 6:44 A.M. PST yesy i will try to adjust the astral clock!.!

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Bob
2001-Nov-08, 08:55 PM
On Tuesday in the NY Times science section there was a photo of the whole Earth showing vast, symmetric auroral displays occurring at the same time over both the north and south polar regions. The photo doesn't seem to be available on the NY Times website and I can't find it elsewhere. Maybe someone else has it an can post it, because it was an impressive sight.

David Simmons
2001-Nov-08, 10:28 PM
On 2001-11-08 15:55, Bob wrote:
On Tuesday in the NY Times science section there was a photo of the whole Earth showing vast, symmetric auroral displays occurring at the same time over both the north and south polar regions. The photo doesn't seem to be available on the NY Times website and I can't find it elsewhere. Maybe someone else has it an can post it, because it was an impressive sight.


This site will get you the picture. Mirror Image Aurorae (http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_1621000/1621406.stm)

David Hall
2001-Nov-09, 04:22 AM
As I always understood it, the northern and southern lights are not exact mirror images of each other. I've heard that the Earth's magnetic field sends electrons to the north, where they tend to create rather bright, greenish aurorae. But the heavier protons get sent to the south, and the aurorae there are much weaker and dimmer (and I think more reddish).

Can someone tell me if this is right? Or have I been under a misconception all this time? Any words from those who live Down Under here?