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Northern lights

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
edited January 2023 in General Chat
Has anybody here ever seen them?
ive always wanted to go, all my life its been a great ambition of mine, and i may be going next year.
when and where are the best places to see them??
Any information and websites would be great, i wana know more!!! :D
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Some of the best skunk I've ever smoked :thumb:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Re: Northern lights

    northern lights, blackpool illuminations :p
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    SkiveSkive Posts: 15,287 Skive's The Limit
    Originally posted by RiSe & ShIne
    Some of the best skunk I've ever smoked :thumb:

    Everything always comes down to drugs with some of you lot :rolleyes:
    Weekender Offender 
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Skive
    Everything always comes down to drugs with some of you lot :rolleyes:

    Ha! Rich coming from you :p
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    so, has anybody actually got any info on them, or shall i just use drugs to see them from the comfort of my own home?? :confused:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    The northern lights of old Aberdeen,
    Sweet home sweet home to me,
    The northern lights of Aberdeen,
    For where I long to be.
    I've been a wanderer all of my life,
    And many a sight I've seen.
    God speed the day,
    when I'm on my way,
    To my home in Aberdeen.

    When I was a lad, a tiny wee lad,
    My mother said to me.
    Come see the Dons, the glorious Dons,
    Down at Pittodrie.
    They called them the heavenly dancers,
    They made the heavens bright.
    I'll never forget, that wonderful sight,
    Down at Pittodrie.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Yeah I saw them when I was at home in Scotland during the solar storms earlier this year. Sadly by the time I got up there things were calming down a bit, but I still saw some green waves in the sky. Truly eiree (I had shivers down my spine).

    Really want to go to Scandanavia or Iceland to see them better though.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    head south.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    To see the Northern Lights at their best, you need to head as far north as you can. head nroth into Norway, towards Tromso and the Arctic Circle, if you want to do it properly.

    For a good start on reference read Bill Bryson's Neither Here Nor There.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I've seen them on a few occasions. Really prettyful things.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Re: Northern lights
    Originally posted by spongebobsgirl
    Has anybody here ever seen them?
    ive always wanted to go, all my life its been a great ambition of mine, and i may be going next year.
    when and where are the best places to see them??
    Any information and websites would be great, i wana know more!!! :D
    Nope, haven't seen them, but would love to. You'll have to go as far North as possible to see them. So we're talking about going to Scotland if you want to see them at there best in the UK.
    As for info on them, have you Googled yet? Bet you haven't you naughty girl. We should spank all non-googlers who ask questions like this! :naughty:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Mr_Wobble
    Bet you haven't you naughty girl. We should spank all non-googlers who ask questions like this! :naughty:

    That could work.

    Ask a stupid question and get Wobble wanking over your posts for the next week :p

    What day is it today?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Bri-namite
    Ask a stupid question and get Wobble wanking over your posts for the next week :p

    What day is it today?
    I do that anyway. :D
    *stroke stroke stroke stroke* :naughty:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'm going to see the aurora borealis when I'm 18, I'm fasinated by them. Best place is norway, scandanavia, siberia, iceland you can sometimes. north of greenland and alaska is good,

    To have an absolute chance of seeing them you will have to leave the country,

    Try

    http://geography.about.com/cs/auroraborealis/
    http://climate.gi.alaska.edu/Curtis/aurora/aurora.html

    but I found this was the best
    http://www.scandinavica.com/culture/travel/FAQ.htm
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i have no info on them, but i've seen them a few times. not that great really.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I've seen them on one rare occasion from Salisbury. Didn't last long and I'm guessing they're more spectacular from more Northerly climes.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    id love to see them.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Re: Re: Northern lights
    Originally posted by Mr_Wobble
    Bet you haven't you naughty girl. We should spank all non-googlers who ask questions like this! :naughty:

    I did actually, but my internet was acting up last night+google wouldnt load. Gonna do it now tho!
    Hellfire - thanx for those sites! great :thumb:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    *coughs* travel forum this way...
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Re: Re: Re: Northern lights
    Originally posted by spongebobsgirl
    I did actually, but my internet was acting up last night+google wouldnt load. Gonna do it now tho!
    Hellfire - thanx for those sites! great :thumb:

    Do i get to come along for the help :hyper: I love the aurora:)
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    MykeMyke Posts: 54 Boards Initiate
    I caught a glimpse of them when I was seeing in the new year in Iceland. It would have been so much better, but it was cloudy on the night that we went out of town to view them
    :(

    If you are lucky, you can see them from Reykjavik but in gerneral the rule of thumb is is:

    The further norther the better
    The colder the better
    The less clouds the better!

    There are some places to see them, such as the north of Norway that are very accessable and easy to get to from the UK.

    I know one day I'll go and get a better look :)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    all you people who have gone/seen the northen lights are so lucky, they so magnificent..:( *wants to go*

    Please let me come with you spongebobsgirl :(
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Hellfire
    all you people who have gone/seen the northen lights are so lucky, they so magnificent..:(

    You'd be really hard pushed to call what I saw "magnificent" but then it was a minor miracle I saw them at all.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i live just north of london. and ive seen them at home.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Miffy
    You'd be really hard pushed to call what I saw "magnificent" but then it was a minor miracle I saw them at all.

    but still it's wonderfull, I can't wait to go see it..see them..
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    They are occasionally visible from scotland i think. There has been one occasion where I would have been able to see them from down here near London, in October last year. Trouble was, I was in Florida which is too far south so i didn't see anything.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I've seen northen lights from the day i was born cus i live in Sweden so to me it's nothing special. I had some English friends visiting me last year and they thought it was soooo cool. So i guess it's cool for people who have never seen it. :)
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    littlemissylittlemissy Posts: 9,972 Supreme Poster
    you can see them from home too and i live in the highlands of scotland :) but i have never actually seen them.

    if you are going to go waaay up north to see them you have to be careful with the time of year. for example, if you go just now then you wont see them as it is daylight all day long (even at 3am!)

    would like to see them at some point, yes.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i have seen them...absolutly amazing even better than ones you see when ur stoned...go i recamend it
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