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Canada's Rare sight of Northern Lights on Sunday

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Not just Canada with any luck.  NOAA shows the northern states in the USA might get a good show too.  Sounds like this most recent CME was quite large, and in our general direction.  We got lucky here in Utah about a month back with a few faint aurora visible towards the north on a single night.  Here's hoping for a repeat!  We certainly have more than a few areas with very dark skies, perfect for this sort of viewing.  If the activity is strong enough of course.  I snapped this down at Capitol Reef National Park a few short hours drive from home about a month ago.  The core here is in the wrong direction for aurora (south), but still was pretty to look at.

 

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Here is more info. Click on videos to see the graphics. You can watch both at the same time.

 

Aurora - 30 minute forecast | NOAA / NWS Space Weather Prediction Center

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/products/aurora-30-minute-forecast

 

 

G2 (Moderate) Geomagnetic Storm Watch Issued - Valid for 16-17 Jul 2017 | NOAA / NWS Space Weather Prediction Center

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/news/g2-moderate-geomagnetic-storm-watch-issued-valid-16-17-jul-2017

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Guest Jessie_C

I'm in probably the worst part of Canada to see anything given that I live only a stone's throw from the Border, there are large mountains immediately to the North, and in a city of 2 Million people putting out all the light pollution they can. Not to mention the usual rain clouds we have so often. But even with all that against the probability, I've seen Aurorae here before.

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The only rare thing is it's expected to go further down south, and west, this time. When i lived in Cold Lake Alberta about 200 nights a year the Northern Lights were shining. Not so much here on Vancouver Island but they do show up, rarely. 

 

Jari

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Jari...

You will be able to see them tonight... the first link says the Northern Lights will be seen in southwestern Ontario and Vancouver Island ".

 

Be prepared with your digital cameras etc.

 

:thumbsup:

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Guest Jessie_C

I wonder why we never see the northern lights in Australia???  :hmmm:  :hmmm:  :hmmm:

 

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..because you're too far north for the Southern lights to be visible :P

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No joy in Utah last night.  Even drove a good hour and a half north to the darkest skies I could easily find north of the big city.  Almost got carried off to Valhalla by mosquitoes...only to be rewarded with mostly cloudy skies, and no visible aurora even through the breaks in the clouds.  BOO!!

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