Saturday, August 09, 2008

One Last Post for Today: Aurora Watch is On!

Just for those of you who like the northern lights - the kp has hit 5 in the last few hours and there is a good chance of seeing them tonight... even in say Ottawa or Edmonton... so look up - but not here - because even if they are super-active... all you will see is clouds.
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am on the watch for it myself. and the persieds will start showing too, but they won't peek for a day or two.

I have never photographed the aurora -- any suggestions? I won't likely be able to escape the light pollution here much, but otherwise, I was trying to think of what I can do.

10:09 PM  
Blogger Matt, Kara, Hunter and Cavan said...

Of course just clouds here too! Actually, I doubt it is dark enough yet to see the lights. Perhaps in another month or so!

10:46 PM  
Blogger Jennith said...

My only advice... Hold the camera still. I haven't taken a good one yet myself - but blurryness was my biggest problem.

11:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well, I went from clear skys an hour ago to a heavy cloud bank and a severe thunderstorm watch... I will get a show... just not northern lights. It looks like it might pass quickly and leave clear skys again, so we will have to see.

Also, the persieds peak on the 12th of august, but the skys don't look to be any good then either.

12:13 AM  
Blogger Jennith said...

it cleared up a bit here while I was walking Kaylee, but only enough to see a few stars peaking through. I'm sure I'll see them sometime in the coming months though. Its funny you asked me for advice, since if I was going to ask anyone for advice on this sort of thing it'll be you.

Yeah.. I had been hoping to find somewhere to lie back and sky watch tonight.. but no such luck. Seen a few good meteors in the last few days. Makes me miss working at Doe.. I used to sleep under the stars half the time in August.

12:35 AM  
Blogger Shelley said...

We were out around midnight last night (Saturday) and yes the aurora was shining overhead!

9:30 AM  

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