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Old 12-09-20, 07:35 PM
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Auroras next few nights



If you're one of those people who lives in a place where you can see the sky, go look at it tonight. Forecast says they'll be visible far to the south, in Oregon even!
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Old 12-09-20, 07:46 PM
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First night in ages it is cloudy here. Of course I am too far south anyway.

Are you heading out for photos?
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Old 12-09-20, 11:05 PM
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Yup, I’m further south than the Deep South. I saw the auroras when on LSD back in my mischievous youth. maybe in the future I will be in the northern latitudes in winter to see the northern lights.
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Old 12-10-20, 10:43 AM
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Looks like those in the PNW are SOL...

Now the question becomes, will there be any breaks in our North Sound cloud cover to see this phenomenon. In looking at the weather forecast through Friday the 11th, the best chance appears to be overnight tonight (December 9th into the morning of the 10th). Higher pressure is building into the region in the wake of yesterday’s soggy frontal system and that change should offer some partial clearing of the skies.

The next Pacific frontal system arrives Thursday night, offering no real chance to see the Aurora.
https://www.everettpost.com/press-re...-december-11th

Sorry SF... Time to move to the midwest to see the aurora.
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I asked my kid in Portland if he could see it. He sent me this photo:



That Reed education has paid for itself.
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Old 12-10-20, 03:38 PM
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95% cloud cover last night.
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Old 12-10-20, 09:49 PM
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Lived near Fairbanks Alaska for a while and saw the Aurora almost every winter night. Always fascinating watching the usual blue-green and green colors dance around the sky. One night, my wife wakes me up at 3am and says we have to go outside to see the lights. Temps are down around -30F and I'm not enthusiastic about this idea but cave in. I pull on heavily insulated everything and out into the night we go. Instead of the green colors, the lights are pink, red, and purplish. Absolutely amazing. Definitely worth laying in the driveway even in the cold. Enjoy the lights if you can because I miss seeing them.
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This is the only kind of aurora we get round here:

This is the glow of the Valley of the Sun as seen from the west behind Eagletail Peak. 8:40pm March 21, 2020. Camera at ground level.

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