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Thread #90257 Message #1709189
Posted By: Dave Swan
02-Apr-06 - 09:27 PM
Thread Name: BS: seeing the Northern lights
Subject: RE: BS: seeing the Northern lights
The first time I saw them was from an airplane returning to California from Anchorage.
The best sighting I've had was lying in my sleeping bag atop a dogsled and watching them dance over the Yukon. On that trip I had lights ten nights out of twelve. White, pink, green, a little blue at the edges. They dance quickly, then seem sometimes to take a rest and slow down a little. Then, as if refreshed, take off again.
On my last trip I had them two nights out of ten, filtered through overcast.
A friend of mine says that they make you feel small and large at the same time.
I'd really like to see the Aurora Australis. Has anyone see them?