[meteorite-list] Aurora Borealis! : )

From: MuseumStore/NatureSource <musnat_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:47:14 2004
Message-ID: <005601c175d4$364e4420$318a70d1_at_JCD>

Yippee! I think this was the sky's way of making up to me for socking me in
with clouds for the last 3 Leonid displays! We had spectacular auroras in
Alaska. I stood outside and looked up and it felt like looking into the
center of a giant green chrysanthemum! Streaks came down in every direction
with a dark spiral right in the center. Two others I know of saw the same
display. It lasted for about 5 minutes and then continued in a more
"normal" display of curtains and ribbons in green and even some pink!

Last week was the most incredible display I've ever seen. Bright vermillion
red about as wide as you'd see the Milky Way from horizon to horizon, right
over head. I had never seen red ones before and these were brilliantly

OK, I'll stop gushing now. Not really a meteoritic post, but just makes you
in awe of all the amazing things out there in dark skies! Hope you guys
further south will get to enjoy some soon!

Jeanne Devon
Anchorage, AK

-----Original Message-----
From: Dave Andrews <dandre10_at_cybertrails.com>
To: meteorite-list_at_meteoritecentral.com
Date: Saturday, November 24, 2001 3:32 PM
Subject: [meteorite-list] OT: Aurora Borealis

>I was curious if anyone had happened to see an Auroral display last
>night/this morning? In Northern Arizona, there was a fine one about
>5:00 am local time (12:00 UT). It only lasted about 20 mins., but was a
>fine bright red display in the northern sky. This is quite rare for
>this low of a latitude. I checked the forecast page, and it said it may
>continue to the 26th of this month. Just might be worth checking it
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Received on Sun 25 Nov 2001 12:11:24 PM PST

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