Aurora Borealis in the sky(Northern Lights)

Winemaking Talk - Winemaking Forum

Help Support Winemaking Talk - Winemaking Forum:

Tom

Senior Member
Joined
Nov 6, 2006
Messages
11,356
Reaction score
99
That just must be WEIRD to see. I bet some think the world is comming to an end.
 

arcticsid

Arctic Contributor
Joined
Oct 26, 2008
Messages
4,203
Reaction score
59
The first time I ever seen them was in AUG 79 on my way to Alaska, I think we were in N Minnesota. I had never even heard of them! I woke up in the middle of the night and seen the sky (nothing like this, way different angle here!), but none the less I was horrified, i went and rousted my Dad out of his tent!! I thought sure it was something like that.

I always wondered what the Eskimo people must have thought back in the days before the white guy (taniq) figured out what it was.

When it is super cold and dark they seem to really scream through the sky.

But now, geez, it just can't be shown in pictures. These things are moving, and most of the time fast! They shoot down pieces of light and then those change into there own thing. Pretty damn neat. No doubt.
 
Last edited:

Wade E

Premium
Joined
Jul 3, 2006
Messages
33,224
Reaction score
277
Yes, that must be awesome. Glad I never saw them back in the days when i was doing drugs!!!!!!!!!!!
 

arcticsid

Arctic Contributor
Joined
Oct 26, 2008
Messages
4,203
Reaction score
59
Wade, I can't admit to anything on a public forum, but I have seen them from "different" angels and they are just as amazing.

If you should ever have a chance to watch these after indulging in natural fungi, I suggest you hang onto something!!!!!LMFAO. I wouldn't know, I am only speculating!
 
Last edited:

myakkagldwngr

Senior Member
Joined
Jun 22, 2009
Messages
785
Reaction score
4
That is one of the things in life I have on my seriously have to do list.
Years back we had a very unusual highly active solar flare period and we had the activity here in Florida. It was only a faint redish tint that moved across the cloud like an imaginary cloud. So many people didn't want to believe we were really seeing the northern lights this far South, but there they were.
I think there are a lot of us that have indulged with the natural fungi and seen things that left us speechless.
Sometimes I miss those days.
 

djrockinsteve

Senior Member
Joined
Jan 2, 2010
Messages
4,911
Reaction score
143
My wife and I are trying toget to Alaska for a vacation but work has kept us from doing so but I would love to see this! and the great other sites you have there.
 

ewanfish

Member
Joined
Apr 5, 2010
Messages
43
Reaction score
0
Get them in the North of Scotland but not as bright as that, would be good to see them as goodas that.
 

arcticsid

Arctic Contributor
Joined
Oct 26, 2008
Messages
4,203
Reaction score
59
When you see them and it is quiet you can here them crackle, just like static when you pull your laundry out fom the clothes hamper.
 

djrockinsteve

Senior Member
Joined
Jan 2, 2010
Messages
4,911
Reaction score
143
Troy these pictures could adorn your wine bottles. There's something many folks never see. Maybe you could make it like those 3D labels that change hue as you rotate them. And that's before you start drinking.
 

AndyL

Senior Member
Joined
Jul 31, 2010
Messages
113
Reaction score
2
There was a huge plasma expulsion from the sun - if you've got clear skies tonight - head out for a gander; should be visible near down to the equator by some reports...
 

myakkagldwngr

Senior Member
Joined
Jun 22, 2009
Messages
785
Reaction score
4
I went out at about 4am this morning really hoping but nothing to see. I'll try again this coming morning.
I like what Troy said about hearing them sizzle on a quiet night.
I've been out some nights in Nov. for a meteor shower and heard a few of them make noise.
It is a really different experience laying there and hearing the first one.
 

deboard

Senior Member
Joined
Nov 30, 2009
Messages
807
Reaction score
26
I'm seeing something I've never seen in the northern sky tonight, I assume it's the northern lights.
 

Tom

Senior Member
Joined
Nov 6, 2006
Messages
11,356
Reaction score
99
Could be a by-product of what you are DRINKING ! :dg :dg :dg
 

Latest posts

Top