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  • Arcane
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    When I was up in the Yukon at Clinton Creek, the aurora borealis at times was amazing. During a strong display it would extend from horizon to horizon and if I looked straight up at it, it extended beyond my peripheral vision on each side.

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  • RB211
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    I don't even know if Evan is still alive. He made it a point to leave us behind and cut off any information, so screw him, I hope he is doing well but he didn't seem to leave a bridge standing to return the favor of well wishes.

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  • Jim Stewart
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    Is that Crown Point? Amazing.

    -js

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  • Randy
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    I live in Portland, Oregon and have never seen the northern lights near here. I've tried, but never found a high point with a low northern horizon and (most importantly) dark enough skies. Even when I've heard reports from places as far south as Arizona, which really annoys me. However, here's a shot taken by a professional photographer just 20 miles from my home a few nights ago. BTW, I finally saw a good show from the deck of a ship in the Norwegian Sea near the Arctic Circle a few years ago.

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  • J Tiers
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    They made it down to the St Louis area a number of years ago. Of course, I didn't get to see them, I forget whether it was cloudy or I was out of town, but I missed 'em.

    Used to see them sometimes up in Minnesota in the '50s and '60s. Did not get the cool colors though, and never heard any sound.

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  • I make chips
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    Originally posted by Dan Dubeau View Post
    Jerry, you just described arguing with my Wife. The thought of her being wrong about something never even enters her mind as a possibility .
    Dan it seems you too are married to Swmbo like me. 'She who must be obeyed.
    Ok, back to the Aurora Borealis subject. Haven't seen them around here in ~35 years

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  • Chipps
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    I live in Northern Alberta and took this picture off my back deck on Monday Eve. The light show was the brightest I've seen in years!
    You may only view thumbnails in this gallery. This gallery has 1 photos.

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  • Dan Dubeau
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    Jerry, you just described arguing with my Wife. The thought of her being wrong about something never even enters her mind as a possibility .

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  • fjk
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    I think it’s called “Nobel Syndrome”


    Originally posted by J Tiers View Post

    Very smart people often have an interesting problem. They are so used to being correct, that they may just "assume correctness" of things which they have considered and come up with an answer on.

    After all, they thought about it, and reasoned it out... and they think their reasoning is correct, so..... A family member was allegedly estimated to have an IQ of 206..... a number which essentially has no meaning, since it is so far out.

    That person would argue a point even when wrong, because they had not looked at the issue from the correct viewpoint. Assumptions are everything.

    BTW, most very intelligent people are pretty far up what used to be called the Asberger's scale. These days, apparently they would just be labeled "Autistic", without any gradations.

    In any case, when a smart person is wrong, but thinks they are right, they are often WAY wrong. I'm not sure why, other than the issue of the wrong viewpoint and potentially wrong assumptions.

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  • J Tiers
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    Originally posted by loose nut View Post
    You guys have missed the most salient point of all this............................Evan was wrong.

    Hard to believe but there it is.
    Very smart people often have an interesting problem. They are so used to being correct, that they may just "assume correctness" of things which they have considered and come up with an answer on.

    After all, they thought about it, and reasoned it out... and they think their reasoning is correct, so..... A family member was allegedly estimated to have an IQ of 206..... a number which essentially has no meaning, since it is so far out.

    That person would argue a point even when wrong, because they had not looked at the issue from the correct viewpoint. Assumptions are everything.

    BTW, most very intelligent people are pretty far up what used to be called the Asberger's scale. These days, apparently they would just be labeled "Autistic", without any gradations.

    In any case, when a smart person is wrong, but thinks they are right, they are often WAY wrong. I'm not sure why, other than the issue of the wrong viewpoint and potentially wrong assumptions.

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  • darryl
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    Speaking of Evan- I wonder how he's doing. Does anybody hear from him?

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  • Jim Stewart
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    Originally posted by loose nut View Post
    You guys have missed the most salient point of all this............................Evan was wrong.

    Hard to believe but there it is.
    Ah, yes, Evan: "often in error but never in doubt".

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  • brian Rupnow
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    Growing up where I did, I can confirm that Northern lights do indeed make a sound. Not a loud sound, so you need the background noise to be very silent. The closest I can think of for the sound they make is like silk bedding having a silk pillow dragged over it.----Brian

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  • A.K. Boomer
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    Hey - my mind ain't total mush, I remembered they made noise from way back in 1993...


    https://youtu.be/SfIbBNuORHU

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  • A.K. Boomer
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    Originally posted by loose nut View Post
    You guys have missed the most salient point of all this............................Evan was wrong.

    Hard to believe but there it is.
    Lol yeah pretty smart guy but didn't know everything --- I know he had a pretty incredible data base on his own but sometimes also think he was just googling his arss off for allot of responses...

    great pics Willy it really is a special phenomenon, I think I seen it in person before but don't know, too long and can't remember for sure and what i seen if i seen was just faint and a fraction of that...

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