2018 - Northern Lights


#81

I’m going to try my 18-300mm Nikon for the night photography class…I hope it will work for now!

Otherwise I may have to invest in a Sigma 8-16 F/4.5-5.6 DC ultra wide…but pricey!


#82

I didn’t pay that much for my first car,Terri B! $50.00 got me a 1958 Oldsmobile Delta 88. White with red leather interior and chrome up to the eyeballs, and really big motor that would let you fly is you so desired. Wish I had that now! One of the best features for those old boats of cars was their spacious back seats, right Jim7?


#83

:rofl: I just had to scroll up a few posts and see what number was after my name! :rofl: My first thought was, “Is she talking to me?” Well, I guess so. :laughing: I have to get to bed. I really drew a blank when it came to my username. :roll_eyes: Now I’m not saying that you’re old than me, but I was only 5 years old when that car came out. :rofl: Boy, I must be tired. For each laughing emoji you see, I am actually laughing out loud. One dog keeps looking at me… the other is sound asleep - and snoring. :grinning:
But yes, Bev, they did have spacious back seats. :wink: :roll_eyes: Bigger than an Army cot they were! :innocent: :shushing_face:
One of my brothers had a Delta 88. I made the mistake of offering to change a tire for him and I snapped off 3 of the wheel studs before I realized they were “reverse” threads. When I thought I was loosening them, I was actually tightening them and snapped them right off! Shortly afterward the tow truck came to cart it away to the garage where the broken studs had to be drilled out. :roll_eyes:


#84

Me neither! But it is what it is when you want to add a different lens. I have time to look around for a used one also. (Seriously that is cheap compared to the PF).

We are still a little to far south to see the Northern Lights, but soon!

http://auroraforecast.gi.alaska.edu/?area=NorthAmerica&date=20180907


#85

Drat, I’ve just looked that one up and they do a version of it for one of the Sony mounts! :scream: I might have to see whether my favourite camera shop has one…:wink:


#86

Glad you figured it out and enjoyed!:joy::joy::joy::joy::rofl::rofl::smiling_imp:


#87

That dip is putting Northern Lights very close to us…

http://auroraforecast.gi.alaska.edu/?area=NorthAmerica&date=20180907


#88

If the northern lights dip as low as expected for Tuesday, and we have mainly clear skies, I may get a chance to see them.

https://www.arcticrange.com/en/forecast


#89

I am really hoping thia system bringing snow just over the Rocky Mountains does not hit my area by Tuesday evening…obscuring the Northern Lights!!! :fearful:


#90

I’m going out tonight after 10 to see if I can see the Northern Lights…if the clouds stay north of us…

http://auroraforecast.gi.alaska.edu/?area=NorthAmerica&date=20180911


#91

:crossed_fingers::pray::v::pray::crossed_fingers::pray:

(sigh) KP6 still not high enough to see them here… @EmeraldEyes might just see something at that level though…??


#92

Although our radar does not show anything big…we are still cloud covered. I am hopeful something happens in the next three hours and we clear off???

EDIT: Cloudy, cloudy cloudy…maybe tomorrow night.

Wed. EDIT: We are still in the zone for tonight and tomorrow…hope the clouds go away.

http://auroraforecast.gi.alaska.edu/?area=NorthAmerica&date=20180912


#93

@Helen I missed this…:sob:

RARE SIGHTING: Lightning + auroras seen together at 4am this morning near Viscount, Saskatchewan…(this is a little over an hour east of me!!!)


#94

Aaargh, not something that happens often… :sob: Even that level of Aurora coverage would be a sight to want to see…

There again, I travelled to the far north of Norway four years ago to see the lights, and the lights came down past where I live! :scream: 3500 nautical miles, and I could have stayed at home :thinking: (Not a chance, I wouldn’t have missed that trip for almost anything…:stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:)


#95

I am going to set my alarm for 2:00 a.m. I will go out and take a look at the skies. I hope it is clear and I will jump in my car (with camera) and move away from the streetlights. :crossed_fingers::crossed_fingers::crossed_fingers::crossed_fingers:

EDIT: The weather has been “teasing me”…a sliver of red sky was showing at sunset…but the clouds already closed over it…:unamused::unamused::unamused:…maybe it will be clear at 2 a.m.?
Currently raining.

2ND EDIT: no clouds would part…and we are forecast for rain for the next week…


#96

Sorry Helen, I’m afraid I was out of commission, so I didn’t get to see any of it :unamused: :roll_eyes:


#97

Just think, Em, it was probably cloudy anyway! :thinking::wink: There’ll be other times, the sun and solar wind appear to be being pretty active at the moment…


#98

We are still forecast for rain for the next four days…hopefully the clouds will part thereafter and we will see the Northern Lights!


#99

Our forecast for aurora is 4 tonight…lets hope the clouds move out…

http://astronomynorth.com/aurora-forecast/


#100

Of course the sun is out and it finally looks like we will have a clear night …and …our aurora forecast is only a 2…:unamused:

http://auroraforecast.gi.alaska.edu/?area=NorthAmerica&date=20180919