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Aurora Borealis

Post by good_god » Thu Feb 11, 2010 7:58 pm

All this winter listening—ambient and the like—has me wishing I could take a trip north to see one of these atmospheric happenings.

Is there anyone here who has witnessed an aurora? Are they indeed as wonderful as they appear in photos?

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Post by juhokusti » Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:36 pm

they are way better in real life for sure.

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Post by dav.id » Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:05 pm

with many forms & hues... often green but sometimes blue, yellow, red,...
tabula rasa

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Post by good_god » Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:05 pm

nice.
what time of the year did you see them if I may ask?

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Post by PsyTox » Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:39 pm

something I would love to see one day. I guess the scandinavian members here are pretty bored with them already :lol:

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Post by Marcus Stork » Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:51 pm

PsyTox wrote:something I would love to see one day. I guess the scandinavian members here are pretty bored with them already :lol:
I have never seen one sadly. Not very common here in Stockholm as it it further up north. But i know it was a big one a few years ago that accutally could be seen in the whole of europe..

Found a movie from a small one over Stockholm a few months ago:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gy1A8lICFTQ

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Post by Kiani » Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:09 pm

if you go to finland, what are the chances of seeing it. i mean, I'm gonna go there probably this summer, so is it something that happens a lot, like a few times per month, or is it really rare? and more in summer than winter?or the opposite?

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Post by boudo » Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:41 pm

Kiani wrote:if you go to finland, what are the chances of seeing it. i mean, I'm gonna go there probably this summer, so is it something that happens a lot, like a few times per month, or is it really rare? and more in summer than winter?or the opposite?
Basically, the further up north you get, the bigger the chances are. I spend most of the summers in the north of sweden and have never seen one, sadly.

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