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Northern Lights
Really, I have no words. Simply amazing. I went to a dark and empty playground, looked up 'til my neck was sore, then lay on my back on a swinging bridge, and just took it all in for awhile.

It was lovely having them all to myself, but at the same time I wanted to call everyone I knew. I wanted to knock on my neighbors' doors and drag them outside, get your kids out of bed, this is cool!

I restrained myself, because it's 20 minutes to midnight. But I'm glad I saw them. Thanks for calling me, thatguychuck.

(No, I didn't take this picture. But it looked fairly a lot like this. Not quite as bright, in the city, but still awesome.)
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simplykimberly From: simplykimberly Date: November 7th, 2004 08:56 pm (UTC) (Link)

wow!

I had no idea you were north enough to get to see that! How amazing that both of us saw northern lights this year! Yay! How awesome indeed! For the record, I'd have wanted a knock on the door ;)

There really are no words - I saw them from a plane on our way to England in the middle of the night, and I was ... well ... awestruck.

Yay for getting phone calls like that!
lahabiel From: lahabiel Date: November 7th, 2004 08:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yuh huh! :) *bounce bounce*

My bud piotr36 posted regarding the recent solar wind activity earlier. Funny, I was an astronomy nut as a kid, and the first college course I ever taught was a Solar Astronomy Lab. But I'd never actually seen the Aurora Borealis until tonight!
thatguychuck From: thatguychuck Date: November 7th, 2004 09:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
It was lovely having them all to myself, but at the same time I wanted to call everyone I knew. I wanted to knock on my neighbors' doors and drag them outside, get your kids out of bed, this is cool!

Tee-hee! I'm glad I wasn't the only one who felt that way. I really hoped that my neighbors would wake up hearing us talking in the back yard and ask what we were doing. The 12 year old boy really would have loved this.

You're welcome for the phone call, I knew you'd really enjoy it. I feared that you wouldn't be able to see them from your area. I'm glad it wasn't the case.

Oh, and simplykimberly, we're NOT far enough north to see these*! I've lived in southern Michigan for 30 years and I've *never* seen them before in my life!

*or so I would have bet on yesterday
hannunvaakuna From: hannunvaakuna Date: November 7th, 2004 09:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
i wish i'd seen this a bit earlier!

btw: i saw the northern lights here in Michigan in the fall of 1992 when i was going to school at Central Michigan. they were clear and crisp, even surrounded by all of the lights in the parking lot by the dorms (:
From: davidp5382 Date: November 9th, 2004 02:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
I saw them a few times when I was growing up 20 miles south of Lansing, MI. It's very dark there. I have only seen them once since moving to a more citified area. Bummed that I missed it!

juliebata From: juliebata Date: November 8th, 2004 01:30 am (UTC) (Link)

So pretty...

We could see them here in Madison, too! I turned off all the lights, and I could see them out my window. I called my whole family!
behindthefool From: behindthefool Date: November 8th, 2004 02:20 am (UTC) (Link)
WOW. Seeing the Northern Lights is one of the things I must do before I die! I bet it was awesome.
cynnerth From: cynnerth Date: November 8th, 2004 05:06 am (UTC) (Link)
We saw them too!! I've never seen them before so it was very exciting for me. Kevin called me outside to see, and I stood there shivering, saying, "Wowwww, oh wowwww!!"
operatic From: operatic Date: November 9th, 2004 08:23 am (UTC) (Link)
When I heard about these yesterday, I was hoping that some of my friends had gotten a chance to see them; glad to hear you were one of the happy ones! :)
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