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Large Solar Flare 1am-5am Northern Lights Visable

Postby thepittman on Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:52 am



NASA models using data from the Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO) and the Solar Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) have now provided more information about the two CMEs associated with the two March 6 flares. The first is traveling faster than 1300 miles per second; the second more than 1100 miles per second. NASA's models predict that the CMEs will impact both Earth and Mars, as well as pass by several NASA spacecraft – Messenger, Spitzer, and STEREO-B. The models also predict that the leading edge of the first CME will reach Earth at about 1:25 AM EST on the morning of March 8 (plus or minus 7 hours). Such a CME could result in a severe geomagnetic storm, causing aurora at low latitudes, with possible disruption to high frequency radio communication, global positioning systems (GPS), and power grids.
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Re: Large Solar Flare 1am-5am Northern Lights Visable

Postby Chefpatrick871 on Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:57 am

Will this be visible in the Pittsburgh area??
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Re: Large Solar Flare 1am-5am Northern Lights Visable

Postby thepittman on Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:06 am

Chefpatrick871 wrote:Will this be visible in the Pittsburgh area??

Damn good chance if you are in a rural area without too much city lighting to wash out the sky. Also it's a full moon tonight so both of these conditions with work against us.

Worth taking a look though if you are already awake.
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Re: Large Solar Flare 1am-5am Northern Lights Visable

Postby Chefpatrick871 on Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:12 am

I'll check it out.
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Re: Large Solar Flare 1am-5am Northern Lights Visable

Postby mac5155 on Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:31 am

anything? everyone is freaking out over this but I feel like it already happened?
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Re: Large Solar Flare 1am-5am Northern Lights Visable

Postby count2infinity on Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:49 am

Aurora Borealis? At this time of year? At this time of day? In this part of the country? Localized entirely within your kitchen?
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Re: Large Solar Flare 1am-5am Northern Lights Visable

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:58 am

count2infinity wrote:Aurora Borealis? At this time of year? At this time of day? In this part of the country? Localized entirely within your kitchen?


SEYMOUR, THE HOUSE IS ON FIRE!
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Re: Large Solar Flare 1am-5am Northern Lights Visable

Postby shafnutz05 on Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:18 pm

http://www.accuweather.com/en/features/trend/dazzling_northern_lights_antic_1/10107004

Conditions could be optimal for viewing tonight. Keep your eye peeled on the northern sky after sunset.
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Re: Large Solar Flare 1am-5am Northern Lights Visable

Postby columbia on Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:20 pm

No viewing opportunities......damned curved Earth.
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Re: Large Solar Flare 1am-5am Northern Lights Visable

Postby Gaucho on Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:40 pm

columbia wrote:No viewing opportunities......damned curved Earth.


Solar flares don't burn for you
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Re: Large Solar Flare 1am-5am Northern Lights Visable

Postby OutofFoil on Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:04 pm

columbia wrote:No viewing opportunities......damned curved Earth.


Wait, Wait, It's not flat?
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Re: Large Solar Flare 1am-5am Northern Lights Visable

Postby ExPatriatePen on Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:08 pm

OutofFoil wrote:
columbia wrote:No viewing opportunities......damned curved Earth.


Wait, Wait, It's not flat?


If you ever came up out of those damn holes in the ground you might know that. :)
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Re: Large Solar Flare 1am-5am Northern Lights Visable

Postby blackjack68 on Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:53 pm

At this pace, I'll be passed out. Hope I can gang in there.
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Re: Large Solar Flare 1am-5am Northern Lights Visable

Postby JeffDFD on Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:15 pm

Looks like Desmond made it
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Re: Large Solar Flare 1am-5am Northern Lights Visable

Postby blackjack68 on Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:20 pm

Still nothing in South Jersey/Philly area.
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Re: Large Solar Flare 1am-5am Northern Lights Visable

Postby Cagsjr724 on Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:28 pm

Nothing here in PGH either. Saw some orange clouds around dusk but I'm not sure if that's normal or not.
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Re: Large Solar Flare 1am-5am Northern Lights Visable

Postby llipgh2 on Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:17 am

Can't see anything in the city. Too much light where I live.
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Re: Large Solar Flare 1am-5am Northern Lights Visable

Postby thepittman on Sun Apr 14, 2013 2:29 pm

Turned out to be a flop for our area
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