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Hope123
Posted: Saturday, February 04, 2017 11:21:30 AM

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I know you like these, JJ, as do we all. The video is on the link and the colors are gorgeous. So this one is thanks in return for those you have posted.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/aurora-video-purple-science-1.3964570

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thar
Posted: Saturday, February 04, 2017 11:49:58 AM

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Wow, that is cool. Both the colours and the spiralling. Colours are beautiful. Thanks for that! Applause
Харбин Хэйлунцзян 1
Posted: Saturday, February 04, 2017 12:22:17 PM

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Hope123 wrote:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/aurora-video-purple-science-1.3964570

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The selected item is not currently available

Probably it's because I reside in Russia. :) Though they let me listen to the radio.
Hope123
Posted: Saturday, February 04, 2017 2:32:35 PM

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Hi Xap. Don't feel bad. We can't get many US videos because of copyright laws too.

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Hope123
Posted: Saturday, February 04, 2017 3:48:07 PM

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Isle of Skye photo for you Thar - gorgeous. Similar to one I posted before?

This is a funny one I just added here for fun.



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Wilmar (USA)
Posted: Saturday, February 04, 2017 5:37:34 PM

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Enjoyed seeing the video. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Tuesday, February 07, 2017 4:07:02 AM

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Thanks, Hope!

Ever heard of pulsating Auroras? University of Oulu is one of the leading research centers of these phenomena.

https://wiki.oulu.fi/display/SpaceWiki/Pulsating+aurora


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Hope123
Posted: Tuesday, February 07, 2017 10:53:46 AM

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No, I had not heard that they pulsated - so I had to see what that looked like. I've never seen the lights in reality as I don't live far enough north. I expect you have. Even when there are phenomena to see at night, they are mostly blocked by the lights of urbanization where I live now.

Here are a couple of videos. About 4:25 on the second video really shows it.

https://youtu.be/ivL0b-jETrk


https://youtu.be/l2QeuzJspYQ

Xap, can you not see any Youtube videos at all?



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TMe
Posted: Tuesday, February 07, 2017 11:06:33 AM

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Wonderful...................

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Харбин Хэйлунцзян 1
Posted: Tuesday, February 07, 2017 12:05:04 PM

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Hope123 wrote:
Xap, can you not see any Youtube videos at all?

Yes I can see YouTube videos. Moreover today I can see the CBC's video in your original post.

We have big cities beyond the Polar Circle so I know of it and have seen videos before. But they say any video is only a poor copy of what it looks in real life.
Hope123
Posted: Tuesday, February 07, 2017 10:18:19 PM

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Харбин Хэйлунцзян 1 wrote:
Hope123 wrote:
Xap, can you not see any Youtube videos at all?

Yes I can see YouTube videos. Moreover today I can see the CBC's video in your original post.

We have big cities beyond the Polar Circle so I know of it and have seen videos before. But they say any video is only a poor copy of what it looks in real life.


Yes! Glad you can see Youtube. It must be amazing to see the real thing! Not going to happen to me, though.

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Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Friday, February 17, 2017 3:31:40 AM

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Hope,
why not have a trip to Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, Lapland? You can have a glass igloo and watch Northern Lights all night from your bed.








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Lotje1000
Posted: Friday, February 17, 2017 3:46:03 AM

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Jyrkkä Jätkä wrote:
Hope,
why not have a trip to Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, Lapland? You can have a glass igloo and watch Northern Lights all night from your bed.


Well, I know where my next holiday is going to be!
thar
Posted: Friday, February 17, 2017 3:49:20 AM

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Applause
So cool. Whistle

Police in Iceland recently launched another request for tourists not to be plonkers, after a police car stopped weaving cars on suspicion of drunk driving. Turned out they were watching the sky, not the road. d'oh!

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Police in South West Iceland stopped two foreign drivers last week who were driving erratically due to the Northern Lights. Both incidents took place on the highway leading to Keflavík International Airport.
Read more: Foreign travellers causing accidents by parking their cars in the middle of the highway to take photos
The local news site Víkurfréttir reports that in one incidence police noticed a car driving to the airport which swerved erratically between lanes. Officers suspected the driver was intoxicated and stopped the car. The driver, who turned out to be completely sober, offered the explanation that the Northern Lights had suddenly appeared and that he had been unable to keep his eyes on the road as a result.
In the other incidence police officers noticed a car driving away from the airport veering back and forth on the road, and then taking an abrupt turn at a junction into the Njarðvík neighbourhood of Keflavík town. Again officers suspected the driver was drunk, but discovered a group of foreign visitors who had been so captivated by the Aurora that they were unable to continue to operate their vehicle in a responsible manner.
The drivers of both cars were advised to either keep their eyes on the road, or to find a safe spot to stop their car so that they could continue to gaze at the sky.


Sounds funny but it's bloody dangerous. Idiots.
Oops, that is being nasty. Chill. Nice lights, happy place. Ahh, better.Whistle
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