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(Omaha World Herald)   Aurora Borealis will be viewable in parts of the Midwest, and might even be visible in the kitchen   ( omaha.com) divider line
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2017-07-16 06:50:40 PM  
When Aurora comes in view, will it also be visible in Iran, so far away?
 
2017-07-16 06:55:51 PM  
Aurora Borealis will be viewable in parts of the Midwest, and might even be visible in the kitchen ...  Which is basically the only reason to commend traveling to Nebraska.
 
2017-07-16 07:02:50 PM  
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2017-07-16 07:03:11 PM  
The Aurora Borealis? At this time of year? At this time of day? In this part of the country? Localized entirely within your kitchen?
 
2017-07-16 07:05:50 PM  
I'd sure like some steamed hams, despite the fact that they're obviously grilled.

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2017-07-16 07:24:58 PM  
I live this thread. Almost as much as an Albany steamed ham.
 
2017-07-16 07:50:01 PM  

holdmybones: I live this thread. Almost as much as an Albany steamed ham.


No, it's a Utica expression.
 
2017-07-16 07:50:53 PM  
Meat Puppets - Aurora Borealis
Youtube YmAnzLxI-cA
 
2017-07-16 07:52:18 PM  
One of my great memories.  Camping in the BWCA with the Aurora Borealis so bright you could read by it.
 
2017-07-16 07:56:43 PM  
Doesn't look like Eastern Indiana won't  see it. Bummer.
 
2017-07-16 07:57:41 PM  

WTFDYW: Doesn't look like Eastern Indiana won't  see it. Bummer.


Will not won't.
 
2017-07-16 07:58:39 PM  
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2017-07-16 07:59:07 PM  
I'm glad we live in a time where we understand what this stuff is. I don't blame the ancients for believing in magic because stuff like the aurora, lightning, earthquakes, etc.. must have seemed to them that not just that supernaturalism exists, but there was a real deity out there with real power who could totally fark shiat up if he wanted.

That worldview must have been terrifying to them, and they sought comfort and assurance in the clergy classes of their ages who promised them the deity would be benevolent..... for a fee, of course.
 
2017-07-16 08:01:16 PM  
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2017-07-16 08:01:24 PM  

WTFDYW: Doesn't look like Eastern Indiana won't  see it. Bummer.


Double negatives? Or are you wishing ill on Indiana?
 
2017-07-16 08:03:25 PM  

HedlessChickn: [YouTube video]


What hedlesschickn said... can we have a discussion on how amazing the album "Meat Puppets II" is?
 
2017-07-16 08:05:58 PM  
Great.  Now I want steamed hams.
 
2017-07-16 08:07:40 PM  

RomeoEightJuliet: The Aurora Borealis? At this time of year? At this time of day? In this part of the country? Localized entirely within your kitchen?


...Yes!
 
2017-07-16 08:08:01 PM  

davidphogan: [i.imgur.com image 500x406]


I love Steamed Hams
 
2017-07-16 08:08:56 PM  
4 minutes ago

I'm glad we live in a time where we understand what this stuff is. I don't blame the ancients for believing in magic because stuff like the aurora, lightning, earthquakes, etc.. must have seemed to them that not just that supernaturalism exists, but there was a real deity out there with real power who could totally fark shiat up if he wanted.

That worldview must have been terrifying to them, and they sought comfort and assurance in the clergy classes of their ages who promised them the deity would be benevolent..... for a fee, of course

First you start to empathize with the ancients, great. But you lose it in your conclusions by saying the clergy of that time would make things right with the deity for a fee of course. In ancient times the clergy would demand more prayer, more following the torah, more righteousness, whatever. But fee and money, that is all modern crap.
 
2017-07-16 08:09:29 PM  
There is a pizza place in Des Moines, IA named "Northern Lights." I guess they weren't necessarily thinking about the astronomical phenomenon.
 
2017-07-16 08:10:19 PM  
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Ready! This shot from May 28
 
2017-07-16 08:11:57 PM  

Kevin72: WTFDYW: Doesn't look like Eastern Indiana won't  see it. Bummer.

Double negatives? Or are you wishing ill on Indiana?


Phone typing sucks with a buzz.
 
2017-07-16 08:12:07 PM  

Skail: RomeoEightJuliet: The Aurora Borealis? At this time of year? At this time of day? In this part of the country? Localized entirely within your kitchen?

...Yes!


... May I see it?
 
2017-07-16 08:13:25 PM  

WTFDYW: Doesn't look like Eastern Indiana won't  see it. Bummer.


For it to reach you guys it'd have to be hitting Kp 8 or 9, which is INCREDIBLY unusual.  Maybe at 7 you could see it on the horizon.

/northern North Dakota... about the only good reason to live here.

A while back there were bad prairie fires in Canada.  The smoke was reaching us here, and we had a solar storm so it looked a bit different

Northern Lights 2016 May 7 8 video
Youtube mwshOCMopAc
 
2017-07-16 08:14:08 PM  

WTFDYW: WTFDYW: Doesn't look like Eastern Indiana won't  see it. Bummer.

Will not won't.


Aw man, you shoulda let that stand.

//won't not be unable to see it either
 
2017-07-16 08:14:18 PM  
Seymour, the house is on fire!
 
2017-07-16 08:14:28 PM  
Probably not
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2017-07-16 08:14:36 PM  

WTFDYW: Doesn't look like Eastern Indiana won't  see it. Bummer.


NW Indiana is probably too cloudy. Oh well, maybe some other time.
 
2017-07-16 08:15:17 PM  
Who cares, only good thing Aurora Borealis was ever in was Buffy/Angel.
 
2017-07-16 08:21:51 PM  

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Seymour, the house is on fire!


No Mother, it's just the Northern Lights!
 
2017-07-16 08:21:51 PM  
Aurora Borealis? Didn't she dance at my old roommate's bachelor party?
 
2017-07-16 08:22:50 PM  

kkinnison: Probably not
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Pay attention to the red line.
 
2017-07-16 08:25:26 PM  

kkinnison: Probably not
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UsikFark: kkinnison: Probably not
[services.swpc.noaa.gov image 800x800]

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Pay attention to the red line.


I was just looking for that page:

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/products/aurora-30-minute-forecast
 
2017-07-16 08:26:56 PM  

WTFDYW: WTFDYW: Doesn't look like Eastern Indiana won't  see it. Bummer.

Will not won't.


That's the name of my very unpopular Was Not Was cover band,
 
2017-07-16 08:27:05 PM  
if i see it, we are in trouble...

/florida.
 
2017-07-16 08:31:06 PM  

EddieMoscone: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Seymour, the house is on fire!

No Mother, it's just the Northern Lights!


Well, EddieMoscone, you are an odd fellow, but I must say you steam a good ham.
 
2017-07-16 08:33:07 PM  
What is one thing that's never been in my kitchen?
 
2017-07-16 08:36:05 PM  

kb7rky: kkinnison: Probably not
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UsikFark: kkinnison: Probably not
[services.swpc.noaa.gov image 800x800]

[img.fark.net image 608x655]

Pay attention to the red line.

I was just looking for that page:

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/products/aurora-30-minute-forecast


Yeah, it goes batshiat at about 13:20 UT
 
2017-07-16 08:36:46 PM  

WTFDYW: WTFDYW: Doesn't look like Eastern Indiana won't  see it. Bummer.

Will not won't.


Your quadruple negative has broken my readometer.
 
2017-07-16 08:36:49 PM  

Bith Set Me Up: I'd sure like some steamed hams, despite the fact that they're obviously grilled.

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/shakes fist
 
2017-07-16 08:38:33 PM  
May I see it?
 
2017-07-16 08:39:02 PM  
I didn't know Hellen Keller had a half sister
 
2017-07-16 08:40:57 PM  

kkinnison: Probably not
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Kp6 predicted for tonight.

Thats about where the article says
 
2017-07-16 08:47:25 PM  

UsikFark: kkinnison: Probably not
[services.swpc.noaa.gov image 800x800]

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Pay attention to the red line.


It's possible for me... I shall see.
 
2017-07-16 08:48:23 PM  
I thought we were having steamed clams.
 
2017-07-16 08:51:26 PM  
Will it be visible from Aurora, Illinois? That city's near the red line, so if it is visible, it won't be an extreme close up.
 
2017-07-16 08:52:45 PM  
One of the things I want to see before I die is the Aurora Borealis.

Hopefully, it won't be here in LA, cuz that will mean it'll be one of the last things I see.

/australis will do
 
2017-07-16 08:55:54 PM  

MissedThePoint: May I see it?


No
 
2017-07-16 09:01:49 PM  

Kevin72: But you lose it in your conclusions by saying the clergy of that time would make things right with the deity for a fee of course


You're saying they didn't do that?

Do you even Reformation, bro?
 
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