Monday, 08 November 2004

It was so cool to see the Northern Lights for the first time. Like fast waves of light rolling and tumbling  from the horizon, up over your head. The light went well past straight overhead from where it started in the north. There were some light clouds near the horizon, but the greenish glow reached far above them. I took these 20-second exposures with my Nikon D70, propped carefully on the hood of my car and rested on my arm, since I didn't have a tripod with me. The location is near my house in Deer Island, Oregon.

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Monday, 08 November 2004 00:41:24 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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Monday, 08 November 2004 07:24:09 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
now *that's* cool!
Monday, 08 November 2004 10:02:57 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
Completly missed it!

I grew up in alaska, and this was a daily / nightly occurence. When they get really intense, you can hear them too.
Monday, 08 November 2004 11:12:27 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
You can *hear* them???? Wow - what's it sound like???
Monday, 08 November 2004 16:50:32 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
You can only hear the really, really, really bright ones.

It sounds a lot like standing under the high power electrical lines. Snap-crackle-pop
Wednesday, 10 November 2004 08:24:01 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
You got me. I admit it. I'm a Northern Lights snob. When I lived in Montana, I saw them often. I believed they'd never be as good here in Oregon.

Great pictures, Greg. Now there's no reason to live anywhere else!
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