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Thread #90257   Message #1711097
Posted By: GUEST,leeneia
05-Apr-06 - 10:30 AM
Thread Name: BS: seeing the Northern lights
Subject: RE: BS: seeing the Northern lights
Thanks, everyone. It's nice to talk about something besides politicians and fart jokes, isn't it?

I found a page with both a train and the Northern Lights:

Now I have a whole new question. I have bad eyes. Once,when I was a kid, my family saw the Northern Lights in Wisconsin. Well, other people saw them and were oohing and ahhing. I saw that the sky had a milky chartreuse glow.

Later, in North Dakota, others seemed to see the lights. I saw a diffuse reddish glow in the sky.

Do you think if I went further north I would see the shimmering curtains that others describe, or does one need to have good eyes to se them, no matter where?

Thanks for the links, open mike. Unf'ly they don't help with a trip, because we would have to plan months in advance.