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  • #31
    Originally posted by YukonHam View Post


    Nope - Evan wasn't even close to being the northernmost poster on this site - his place in the interior was around 52 degrees N (if I recall correctly). I'm just over 60N, and I think there are others farther north than me.

    I have occasionally heard a 'hiss' that I think might be the aurora, but very rarely. I don't see the lights here in our part of the Yukon quite as much as when we were in Yellowknife, NWT. In good years there, they seemed to be so low it appeared you could reach them with a short stick. Used to worry the tourists getting off the plane (no loading bridge, just outside stairs) would get distracted and walk into a propeller.

    Most amazing view is from a small(-ish) plane - twin engine turboprop at -40 or so - seems to touch the wings at times.
    I read mickeyf's posting as "Evan was northernmost in BC".
    BC border is drawn at 60N so safe to say we have members from farther north if you look outside of BC.
    Docnickel? is from somewhere around Anchorage, I have been living half of my life 65N and currently living 60.3N
    Anything below polar circle is "south" for me.
    DennisCA is probably somewhere 63N.
    And if you start poll who is currently most northern member there is a good change for someone showing up from Finland/Sweden/Norway between 66N to 70N
    MattiJ
    Senior Member
    Last edited by MattiJ; 10-16-2021, 10:35 AM.
    Location: Helsinki, Finland, Europe

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    • #32
      Point taken Matti - I didn't initially read it the same as you. My reaction was prompted by thinking of the folks in your part of the world - like (too?) many in N. America, I don't always appreciate how far north the Scandinavian countries really are.

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      • #33
        FYI...Clinton Creek where I was at for a year is 64.4014° N, 140.5986° W. or 64° 26' 54'' North , 140° 43' 14'' West.
        Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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        • #34
          Certainly know of it, not TOO far from here - we're near Whitehorse, YT - 60.77N, 135.12 W. Been to a fair number of mine sites around the Territory, but not to Clinton Creek.

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          • #35
            I wonder if there is such a thing as southern lights?. What happened to Evan now that his name was brought up.

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            • #36
              Originally posted by plunger View Post
              I wonder if there is such a thing as southern lights?
              Yep. They are also known as aurora australis.
              Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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              • #37
                Originally posted by Arcane View Post
                Yep. They are also known as aurora australis.
                And they are not commonly talked about because nobody lives in south after 55S.
                Southern hemisphere is empty ocean and antarctic.
                Location: Helsinki, Finland, Europe

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                • #38
                  Anyone in the US: Now is time to keep your eyes open. Unusually high solar activity forecasted for the night.
                  https://eu.usatoday.com/story/news/n...es/6197004001/
                  Location: Helsinki, Finland, Europe

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                  • #39
                    Just a heads up for those that are able to sometimes see the northern lights.
                    An intense solar storm this past Thursday will offer a very good chance of seeing some intense displays both tonight and tomorrow night.
                    Fortunately skies will be clear here locally. Now if I can just stay awake long enough.

                    Check this site later tonight to see what your chances are:

                    https://www.swpc.noaa.gov/products/a...inute-forecast

                    Willy
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                    Last edited by Willy; 10-30-2021, 11:43 AM.
                    Home, down in the valley behind the Red Angus
                    Bad Decisions Make Good Stories​

                    Location: British Columbia

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by Willy View Post
                      Just a heads up for those that are able to sometimes see the northern lights.
                      An intense solar storm this past Thursday will offer a very good chance of seeing some intense displays both tonight and tomorrow night.
                      Fortunately skies will be clear here locally. Now if I can just stay awake long enough.

                      Check this site later tonight to see what your chances are:

                      https://www.swpc.noaa.gov/products/a...inute-forecast
                      No activity here in 60N Finland but it looks like NOAA website overloaded
                      Location: Helsinki, Finland, Europe

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                      • #41
                        The sound from the auroras has now been explained. https://www.nbcnews.com/science/scie...ights-rcna2840
                        Allan Ostling

                        Phoenix, Arizona

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                        • #42
                          That sound you here when viewing the Northern Lights is just the "Ohhhhhs" and "Ahhhhhhs" from southerners seeing the lights for the first time. 😉

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