Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-14-2005, 06:21 PM   #1
Moderator
 
Stefrobrts's Avatar

 
1968 17' Caravel
Battle Ground , Washington
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 11,906
Images: 50
Blog Entries: 1
Aurora watch!

Due to recent sunspot activity scientists are predicting we may have a good chance of seeing an aurora tonight. Here's a link to more info

SpaceWeather.com

I've never seen an aurora, but I'm hoping I will someday! It's one of the things on my "before I die I have to..." list
__________________

__________________
Stephanie




Stefrobrts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2005, 06:31 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
Westfalia's Avatar
 
2008 27' International CCD FB
Boerne, TX / , Evergreen, CO
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 904
Images: 35
Send a message via AIM to Westfalia Send a message via Skype™ to Westfalia
I saw that too. It's too cloudy here to see anything tonight (because it might be SNOWING), but I am headed up to darker skies tomorrow night, camera and tripod in tow.

Here's a pic from my deck last year during one of the storms. Think how much better it could have been without the clouds. All of the light from Denver washed much of it out to see with the naked eye due to cloud reflection, but a short time lapse photo brought the colors out!


Also, use the link to determine how intense the Aurora's are. Activity levels of nine and ten are easily seen in Colorado and points south.
http://www.sec.noaa.gov/pmap/pmapN.html

Happy hunting! Post pictures here if you get them!
__________________

__________________
Chris and Christina- Boerne, TX / Evergreen, CO - TAC TX-7
2008 27'FB Int'l Signature CCD
Westfalia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2005, 06:56 PM   #3
We can tow it!
 
tin sista's Avatar
 
1996 28' Excella
Where the water tastes like wine , Michigan
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 1,625
Images: 82
Post Looking skyward tonight!

Thanks for the tip Stef and the awesome photo Westfalia. We'll be looking skyward tonight!
__________________
Steph in MI Air# 6996-
I Hockeytown USA!!
tin sista is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2005, 07:36 PM   #4
Ready-to-Travel
 
pmclemore's Avatar

 
2012 30' International
Walkerton , Virginia
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 2,494
Wonderful pic, Westfalia. Perhaps we'll get lucky when we get to CO in the next couple of weeks.

Pat
__________________
pmclemore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2005, 10:02 PM   #5
Rivet Master
 
maxandgeorgia's Avatar
 
1995 30' Limited
Ashland , Missouri
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 2,610
The newspaper from Grand Marais, MN, reported a vibrant aurora last week-mostly white dancing light, not the usual reds and greens, but beautiful.
__________________
maxandgeorgia
1995 Airstream Classic Limited 30' ~ Gypsy
1978 Argosy Minuet, 6.0~Minnie/GPZWGN
Chev Silverado 2500HD Duramax/Allison, 4X4, Crew Cab
WBCCI #5013 AIR #2908
WDCU
Go, Mizzou...Tigers on the prowl!
maxandgeorgia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2005, 10:18 PM   #6
3 Rivet Member
 
sarmimi's Avatar
 
2013 23' FB International
2005 28' International CCD
Petaluma , California
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 110
Images: 12
We are at a very high altitude (9,300 ft) in the mountains of Colorado, away from city lights. Where and when should I direct my camera tonight? I'll be taking some time exposed photos and will post here if we happen to get some aurora pics! Thanks!
__________________
'05 Int'l CCD 28' >sold then 8 years later> '13 FB Int'l CCD 25'
'05 Ford Excursion Ltd >> '14 Chevy Silverado 1500 Z71 LT Crew
6.0L Diesel 3.73 >> 5.3L V8 Ecotec3 3.42
Titus Moto Lite, Nerve Cruiser
Mike, Angela, the kiddies & 10 yr old puppy, Kenzie, our Golden Retriever and best friend ever
sarmimi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2005, 12:30 AM   #7
VAC President
 
Buttercup's Avatar
 
1977 27' Overlander
1954 25' Cruiser
1990 34.5' Airstream 345
VC Highlands , Nevada
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 2,149
Send a message via Skype™ to Buttercup
Stefrobrts,

Nice to see somebody besides myself is watching this. As a note, I get updates from SpaceWeather.com in the form of a periodic email message of what is going on. it is a nice read.

tk
__________________
Buttercup's Web Site. WBCCI #17330, 11281 & 7830. VAC Past President, TAC NV-2 & NV-3
Buttercup is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2005, 09:11 AM   #8
Rivet Master
 
Westfalia's Avatar
 
2008 27' International CCD FB
Boerne, TX / , Evergreen, CO
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 904
Images: 35
Send a message via AIM to Westfalia Send a message via Skype™ to Westfalia
Even though I set my alarm clock for 2am, I mysteriously slept thru it. As I checked the sites this morning, it's a good thing as the strong Auroras didn't appear. However, there is still a possibility of Auroras tonght.
__________________
Chris and Christina- Boerne, TX / Evergreen, CO - TAC TX-7
2008 27'FB Int'l Signature CCD
Westfalia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2005, 10:42 PM   #9
3 Rivet Member
 
sarmimi's Avatar
 
2013 23' FB International
2005 28' International CCD
Petaluma , California
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 110
Images: 12
I stayed up til about 1:30 am but no Auroras. Unfortunately, it looks like we won't be able to see any even if there are Auroras as the full moon is only 3 nights away and pretty much lights up and neutralizes most other lights in the sky at night. Anyone know what time the moon sets? Maybe we can see Auroras then?

But, in lieu of the Aurora's, here's a pic that is almost of the Aurora's (it's actually an evening thunderstorm while the sun is setting behind the mountains here in Breckenridge, but hey, it's close!)
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	SunsetAS2.jpg
Views:	72
Size:	98.8 KB
ID:	14659  
__________________
'05 Int'l CCD 28' >sold then 8 years later> '13 FB Int'l CCD 25'
'05 Ford Excursion Ltd >> '14 Chevy Silverado 1500 Z71 LT Crew
6.0L Diesel 3.73 >> 5.3L V8 Ecotec3 3.42
Titus Moto Lite, Nerve Cruiser
Mike, Angela, the kiddies & 10 yr old puppy, Kenzie, our Golden Retriever and best friend ever
sarmimi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2005, 12:43 AM   #10
Moderator
 
Stefrobrts's Avatar

 
1968 17' Caravel
Battle Ground , Washington
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 11,906
Images: 50
Blog Entries: 1
Wow! Great Pic!

I stayed up late last night but saw nothing. Tonight the moon is so bright everything is washed out. Hardly worth getting up at 2am for!
__________________
Stephanie




Stefrobrts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2005, 03:38 AM   #11
Rivet Master
 
rseagle's Avatar
 
2004 22' International CCD
Spotsylvania , Virginia
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 663
Images: 33
No Auroras here in Virginia, just remnants of Ophelia.
__________________
Bob
---------------
"THE BAUXITE BUNGALOW"
2004 22' CCD
1997 F-150
TAC VA-12
AIR# 4749
ex WBCCI# 1430
rseagle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2005, 08:27 AM   #12
Naysayer
 
Boondocker's Avatar

 
1968 24' Tradewind
Louisville , earth
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 4,635
Images: 7
Send a message via Yahoo to Boondocker
Quote:
Originally Posted by sarmimi
. Anyone know what time the moon sets? Maybe we can see Auroras then?
I use this site alot to plan for photographic oportunities and night hikes when Im out west: http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/RS_OneDay.html Its a great resourse. Good luck
__________________
Rodney

Visit my photography page
and the
Favorite camp grounds project map
My Blog

(The artist formerly known as General Disarray)

Boondocker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2005, 08:30 AM   #13
Naysayer
 
Boondocker's Avatar

 
1968 24' Tradewind
Louisville , earth
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 4,635
Images: 7
Send a message via Yahoo to Boondocker
Quote:
Originally Posted by Buttercup
Stefrobrts,

Nice to see somebody besides myself is watching this. As a note, I get updates from SpaceWeather.com in the form of a periodic email message of what is going on. it is a nice read.

tk
Cool link, thanks
__________________
Rodney

Visit my photography page
and the
Favorite camp grounds project map
My Blog

(The artist formerly known as General Disarray)

Boondocker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2005, 10:20 AM   #14
Rivet Master
 
balrgn's Avatar
 
1974 27' Overlander
1954 26' Romany Cruiser
1960 26' Overlander
Rockingham County , New Hampshire
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 4,410
Images: 74
Send a message via AIM to balrgn Send a message via Yahoo to balrgn
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gen Disarray
I use this site alot to plan for photographic oportunities and night hikes when Im out west: http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/RS_OneDay.html Its a great resourse. Good luck
Nice! Thanks for posting (I love that stuff)
__________________

__________________
'74 Overlander (T-O-Bee)
'46 Spartan Manor (Rosie)
'54 Cruiser (Bogart)
'60 Overlander (Hoagy)
2007 GMC Sierra 2500 HD Duramax
WBCCI 1754 - AIR # 6281
www.balrgn.com
balrgn is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Stripping 53flyingcloud Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 22 02-18-2009 09:20 AM
Torn between buying a houseboat or a travel trailer? Rog0525 Our Community 15 12-14-2002 03:04 AM
The Long Way Pahaska On The Road... 10 09-16-2002 02:00 PM
Gas price watch 83Excella Link Archive 1 07-10-2002 12:15 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:18 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.