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Aurora caught on webcam

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Aurora caught on webcam

Post by Tom » Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:32 am

..At least it certainly looks like it. And the Moon. It was bright enough to enable the solar panel, I guess! The Mott Island Webcam works tirelessly to provide us a glimpse of our park when we aren't there. Image from 12:42AM on 20 Apr 2018.
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(Now if they'd only put one at Moskey looking East.)


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Re: Aurora caught on webcam

Post by pyrowaves » Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:41 am

I'm really hoping to see some of this on my trip in June!


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Re: Aurora caught on webcam

Post by Midwest Ed » Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:57 am

It looks like the Northern Lights but I believe that it is actually the lights of Thunder Bay reflecting off low altitude clouds. The recent solar activity has been at extremely low levels.
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Re: Aurora caught on webcam

Post by Tom » Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:27 am

Yeah, Occam's Razor would say that, too... Here's where motion from the camera would help, to see if they're dancing.

While they solar activity has been low, there are blips. There was a G2 (Moderate) Geomagnetic Storm at that same time with Kp6, So it's possible. Only the moose and wolves will know. :)

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