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Thread #90257   Message #1710625
Posted By: Charmion
04-Apr-06 - 06:47 PM
Thread Name: BS: seeing the Northern lights
Subject: RE: BS: seeing the Northern lights
I saw them in central southern Ontario during a winter exercise when I was in the forces. I was the poor sap stuck monitoring the radio, and at a certain point a transmission vanished into a blast of crackles. I poked my head out of the tent to see if anyone else had noticed "trouble on net", and immediately saw the reason: the sky was full of white and green shimmers. It lasted about 45 minutes, and the exercise just stopped until it was over.