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reisio
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From: Florida
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IP logged posted posted 12-13-2006 23:09 Edit Quote

Tonight - sorry meant to post yesterday.

Info: http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2006/12dec_geminids.htm

Previously: http://www.ozoneasylum.com/24373

CPrompt
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IP logged posted posted 12-14-2006 03:49 Edit Quote

cool! Too bad I worked over and am about damn dog tired. Although I had enough energy to check in at the Asylum and write this meaningless post

Thanks for the info!

Later,

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CPrompt
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IP logged posted posted 12-14-2006 14:03 Edit Quote

I ended up staying up for a couple more hours watching the meteor shower. My wife had never seen one so we checked it out. It was a good one, I wish I could have stayed up longer...but I'm old

Later,

C:\

kimson
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From: Royal Horsing Ground
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IP logged posted posted 12-14-2006 14:17 Edit Quote

Now let's watch out for this baby

warjournal
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IP logged posted posted 12-15-2006 01:01 Edit Quote
quote:
Tonight - sorry meant to post yesterday.


Well, suck. I could have watched it Wed night and taken a kid or two. Damn you, Reisio!

- I missed the last shower.
- I missed Talk Like a Pirate Day.

Ah! I just hope someone here is on the ball for No Pants Day and gives plenty of warning. Last I remember, Emps is in charge of No Pants Day. Prolly because he wears robes - *just* robes.

edit:

Aren't we due for Festivus For the Rest of Us?

(Edited by warjournal on 12-15-2006 01:02)

warjournal
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IP logged posted posted 12-15-2006 11:10 Edit Quote

Uber Crap!

Two people came in last night and said that they could see northern lights. Meteor shower and northern lights.

Please someone say you got pics.

poi
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From: Norway
Insane since: Jun 2002

IP logged posted posted 12-15-2006 11:41 Edit Quote

Doh! now that you say it I've seen a headline about solar flares interfering with astronaut's communications. It should have ticked. Big waves of solar wind = high probability of northern lights. There's no way I die without seeing ( and hearing ) some!

Lord_Fukutoku
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From: San Antonio
Insane since: Jul 2002

IP logged posted posted 12-15-2006 19:47 Edit Quote

Grrr... I mis-read my calendar, I thought the Geminids were peaking next week
I was sitting out back last night for a minute and saw one big fireball and thought I just got lucky and caught an early one. I Was thinking next week will be great if there are any big ones already...

How far south were we supposed to be able to see the Northern Lights?

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poi
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From: Norway
Insane since: Jun 2002

IP logged posted posted 12-15-2006 19:58 Edit Quote

To see Northern lights you'd rather be far in the North like 65-70º North. OTOH if you want to see Sourthen lights, I guess it's pretty much the same ... but on the South.

Wes
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From: Inside THE BOX
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IP logged posted posted 12-16-2006 08:01 Edit Quote

I think it's about time we set up an Ozone Calendar to keep track of these important events ... meteor showers, eclipses, pants-related holidays ...

cyoung
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IP logged posted posted 12-16-2006 19:32 Edit Quote

Long time no post..

Got aurora pic here. Saw a few meteors but none of them happened to grace my willing sensor.

CPrompt
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IP logged posted posted 12-17-2006 00:40 Edit Quote

nice pic cyoung.

Later,

C:\

Lord_Fukutoku
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From: San Antonio
Insane since: Jul 2002

IP logged posted posted 12-18-2006 20:27 Edit Quote

Well, you don't always have to be that far north neccessarily. Under normal conditions, yes, way way up north is where you're most likely to be able to see the lights; however, on rare occasions like this, they can be seen much farther south. This time around, they reached as least as far south as Des Moines, IA (~41º N) http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap061218.html
Even down into Arizona (34º N) http://spaceweather.com/aurora/images2006/14dec06c/Schur1.jpg
(From: http://spaceweather.com/aurora/gallery_01dec06_page5.htm). Granted, that far south and there isn't much to see, but they're still there.

An Ozone calendar for these events sounds good to me

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