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post #16 of (permalink) Old 07-15-2012, 06:26 PM
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My Nikon 8100 didn't pick up anything. I am in Sunshine Coast this weekend, and North side looked unusually bright blueish white light with narrow band of blurred curtain looking things were seen. Was that it?
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Cloud cover is not looking promising for tonight.
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Cloud cover is not looking promising for tonight.
Agreed - clearing up, but not until sunrise:
http://www.cleardarksky.com/c/Vancouverkey.html

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Unfortunately no pics (left the slr and tripod at home), but half a drunk softball team of and I spotted some lovely flowing green aurora more or less overhead in the dark skies of Brackendale, at a fun locals bbq. Easily visible, approaching vibrant between 2 and 2:30am. Pretty nice show for Squamish!

I've personally only ever seen aurora that visible in a solar storm a few summers ago in the yukon, on an evening hike on Mt. Grey above Whitehorse, curiously again around 2:30am. But like last night we were lucky with our timing for sure. Its quite an enchanting phenomenon, especially last night after several tablespoons of patron, lol.
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Cloud cover is not looking promising for tonight.
Agreed - clearing up, but not until sunrise:
http://www.cleardarksky.com/c/Vancouverkey.html

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Maybe the wind will throw us a curveball. I think I'll try getting up at 1 and see what's what.

Not too hopeful, though.
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We caught some of it this morning at 3:00 a.m. from the Himmelsbach Hut. Had no idea it was anticipated. Nice little treat.
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Looks like it was/is a good one tonight (Sunday) - get your ass out there!
http://www.vancouversun.com/technolo...274/story.html

(I can report that from the middle of downtown I can see... crap all.)

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I see Aurora. I am going for a walk. Back at sunrise.
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I'm surprised I was able to get anything, considering this was from my bedroom window! Can't wait to see what everyone else captured.

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Well. To put it bluntly, conditions were terrible. I drove out to Pitt Lake - the whole way there I could see dancing green aurora from over burke to nearly golden ears. As soon as I park my car, clouds roll in, fog rolls in. So all my photos are through a thin veil of cloud. I might post some later today but I need to get a bit of sleep first, I think.

Edit: Okay a quick one before I go to sleep: this was a test shot I took from my front porch, to see if there was photographable aurora. I was stoked on seeing this - imagining what it would be like away from light.




Pitt Lake. Glorious show while driving out there, but as soon as I arrived clouds rolled in and proceeded to get thicker. Very disappointing - but an excellent experience at least getting there. Too, the marshes were full of mysterious splashing which was fun to try to audibly figure out what was causing it.
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I tried driving up Cypress Mountain, saw nothing.
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Should be some aurora visible tonight.

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

Might be best bet as soon as its fully dark, the more intensive aurora is leaning towards SW BC now. It was more towards Quebec a few hours ago.
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We had an amazing show while climbing the north ridge of Mt. Baker early AM on the 15th. Was incredible to see it along with uninterrupted stars, the Milky Way, and a distant thunderstorm lower down. Couldn't have asked for a better night sky to climb under.
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There was a very vivid burst shortly after sundown yesterday, enough to silhouette houses to the naked eye in Poco. Very pretty.
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