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Thread #90257   Message #1712680
Posted By: gnu
07-Apr-06 - 02:44 PM
Thread Name: BS: seeing the Northern lights
Subject: RE: BS: seeing the Northern lights
Whistling or howling on a cold still night may affect the viewing due to the fact that one's breath rises until ice crystals are formed.

A pastime of some young folk I knew was to party in a large sandpit. Every so often, all would lay close together on their backs and whistle, howl or scream as loud as possible. It was quite a sight. As were the lights. Did it enhance the viewing? I wouldn't know because I wouldn't lay down in a sandpit... you either get cold in the winter or sand fleas in the summer.

As for the lights, mere words cannot describe them. I have viewed them in many places in Atlantic Canada from Nain, Labrador to Moncton, New Brunswick. Each time was awesome.