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MrJulius

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  1. Thanks :p

    When it hits big you should be able to get more than a glimpse of the aurora. The solar cycle are building up and it should be more of these in the months to come until 2013. You don't need to travel all the way to northern Norway, althought is is probably even more spectacular and guaranteed to be observable there. I have only seen northern lights here at 59N .

    To find out if the auroras are visible from your location, you first need the find your corrected Geomagnetic Latitude which you can find by clicking at your location on this map at NOAA.

    Then you can check out this table to find the activity level needed for the auroas to be visible at your geomagnetic latitude after that you can check out the NOAA POES satelitte to see the activity level. You can see when it last passed over the pole and if it was a close pass and thus more certain, N-number equal to 1 or less.

    You should also check out he KP-index but it is often more slowly updated.

    NOAA / NWS Space Weather Prediction Center

    http://www.spaceweather.com

  2. Last night there were spectacular northern lights or Aurora Borealis over a large part of Europe. I managed to catch a glimpse of the first eruption at 19 UTC and I was ready with the camera when the even bigger shock hit at about 21 UTC. You could visually see the red part glow at zenith and the green lights waving with what looked like giant lightsabers :p

    Of course I managed to misalign the focus on the most spectacular part of the display, but other segments are still nice. You can watch the Timelapse at Vimeo, I reccomend fullscreen HD and to turn scaling off if your monitors resolution is 1280*800 or above.

    Northern Lights Timelapse 26.09.2011 Norway on Vimeo

    Enjoy ;)

  3. UARS most likely went down over Alberta, Canada.

    @NASA

    We're still waiting for #UARS Done! confirmation. If debris fell on land (and that's still a BIG if), Canada is most likely area.

    @SpaceTrails

    Confirmed debris falling over okotoks, Alberta. Canada.#UARS

  4. Artificial Satellites > Sat-Library

    type in uars in serch box or 21701

    In the red box on the right side, pick sighting opportunities,

    scroll down a bit an check invisible passes

    un-check close fly-bys

    the reason i mention it is at 03.13 uars is below Australia according to the time HA gives.

    Thanks :glasses2:

    But it gives me nearly the same predictions for my location in Norway as heavens above.

    Maybe I did a mistake in calculating the Norwich, Norfolk passes.

  5. Well I know that it does not directly pass overhead unless the altitude is 90 degrees, but I understood the questions as to be if it is visible from Norfolk.

    I am going to view it with an altitude of only 15 degrees and 30 degrees if it burns I will see it.

  6. Its a plane :rolleyes:

    The progress module with supplies to ISS, fell back to earth.

    "Unfortunately, about 325 seconds into flight, shortly after the third stage was ignited, the vehicle commanded an engine shutdown due to an engine anomaly," NASA space station program manager Mike Suffredini told reporters today. "The vehicle impacted in the Altai region of the Russian Federation."
    Russian Space Station Cargo Ship Crashes in Failed Rocket Launch: Scientific American
  7. You should read more closely it is not a meteor just a vapour trail from an aircraft illuminated by the rising or setting sun :)

    Look at the similarities to the aircraft in my video:

    Here I present video evidence shot by myself :rolleyes:

    Althought not a meteor it is still beautiful ;)

    It seems to move slower in my video because of the distance and the the whopping focal length of (200mm x 7) x 1.6(Canon camera crop factor)=2240mm

    Best Wishes

    Julius

  8. Here I present video evidence shot by myself :rolleyes:

    Althought not a meteor it is still beautiful :)

    It seems to move slower in my video because of the distance and the the whopping focal length of (200mm x 7) x 1.6(Canon camera crop factor)=2240mm

    Best Wishes

    Julius

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