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    Thumbs up Nice Aurora Borealis Predicted For 8/3 and 8/4

    Just read this article and thought some on these forums may be interested if you're outdoors the next two evenings.
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    We need someone to move the clouds out of the way here in Maine.
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    I'd love to see it, hope tomorrow night is more favorable.

    My last memory of watching the Aurora Borealis here in Maine goes way back to August 1984 from the Eastern Promenade in Portland ME. It was fabulous, I parked in the upper lot, got settled on the car hood leaning back against the windshield and just gaped for several hours. There were other cars, and watchers, but you could have heard a pin drop, it was that attention grabbing. Dancing fireworks in green, purple and white with no sound effects.

    Goosebumps just remembering.

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    They are spectacular to watch. Hopefully the clouds move out here in PA tomorrow as well as up there.
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    At 2:30 AM we had clouds and I went back to bed.
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    Went out at 11pm. There were a few small breaks in the clouds, but didn't see anything either.
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    Here's the auroral oval report for the Northern Hemisphere.

    http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/pmap/pmapN.html

    Where's a good place in NH to see it? I'm in the Lakes Region and it's pretty dark at my house, but I don't mind driving north a bit to get a good shot.

    I'd think on the summit would be great if it's a clear night. I expect pictures from the OBS staff (if it's clear)!!!!

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    Thanks for the report Kirk! It shows at least minor activity stretching down as far as here around Philadelphia. Hoping for some partial clearing, but forecast says it's unlikely.
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    Went out tonight. Clear sky with many stars! Looked north. Saw the lights! Turned out to be the lights from Walmart :-<
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    I'm in Avalon, NJ. Skies are clearing, but there is a lot of haze along the coast.

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