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Have you ever seen the Aurora Australis ?

Mike 2013/01/07 17:04:23
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I sure hope to some time!
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  • Thank u, Nerdette Geekette 2013/01/09 14:46:11 (edited)
    WTF is the Aurora Australis
    Thank u, Nerdette Geekette
    +1
    No. But hope it is on Youtube.
  • Chris 2013/01/08 20:58:31
    no
    Chris
    +1
    It's beautiful though. I had only every heard of the aurora borealis.
  • Dr_Stoppit 2013/01/08 13:43:24
    Yes
    Dr_Stoppit
    +1
    Yes, just once, back in 1986. I was a sixth grader at the time and staying with my grandmother here in New South Wales. My uncle used to drop in every evening to see that she was alright and settled for the night. When he left, we walked out the back door to see him off and talked with him for a minute on the back steps.

    There was nothing but bushland behind her house and we noticed the sky on the horizon was flashing weirdly. My uncle said it looked like there might be a storm coming and to make sure the windows were shut before we went to bed and so on. As we looked, we realised the sky south was rather clear and ablaze with colour. It wasn't lightning tearing through distant clouds like we thought. Nanna said it was the Aurora Borealis. It later turned out she was half-right. It was the aurora alright, but it was Aurora Australis - the Southern Lights. She passed away in 2006 after a battle with dementia. Watching the distant colours shimmering on the horizon with her and my uncle is one of my favourite memories of her.
  • trap fl... Dr_Stoppit 2013/01/08 19:34:37
    trap flapper
    +2
    What a great story!! How lucky you are for that memory!!
  • Thank u... Dr_Stoppit 2013/01/09 14:51:11
    Thank u, Nerdette Geekette
    +1
    Thanks for sharing. Bet ur Nanna still watches it with u
  • trap flapper 2013/01/08 12:05:09
    I thought Aurora was in Illinois !
    trap flapper
    +1
    My mom had a necklace once.....pretty prisms......we stole it and hung it in a tree.....we all got a spankin'......who knew??
  • trap fl... trap fl... 2013/01/08 12:47:45
    trap flapper
    +1
    I might add, we only did it cuz it was summer and we were BOR ed....we just didn't have E- nough to do....AL-as, alack we got in trouble....that IS the way it went......
  • nicesteve 2013/01/08 10:25:23
    None of the above
    nicesteve
    +1
    I've never had the privilege of seeing any aurora. Australis, or otherwise.
  • Cat 2013/01/08 02:12:50
    no
    Cat
    +1
    The southern cross neither, but I've seen the northern lights often.
  • NOva 2013/01/08 00:17:46
    no
    NOva
    +1
    I would like to see the Southern Lights sometime but I fear I will never travel to the southern hemisphere. I'd love to see Chile and from what I read that is one of the best places to see them.
  • pjobrien 2013/01/07 23:52:57
    no
    pjobrien
    +1
    I would love to see it someday.
  • Chuck 2013/01/07 21:34:13
    None of the above
    Chuck
    +1
    I remember something about it but don't remember if I was watching it or just planned to and then forgot it. It was probably one of those nights when I was drinking a little too much and don't remember crap-ola.
  • Ɛ>NinjaGirl<3 2013/01/07 21:32:23
    no
    Ɛ>NinjaGirl<3
    +2
    I would LOVE to though!! It would be such an exiting and memorable experience
  • Buck 2013/01/07 21:11:37
    no
    Buck
    +1
    No,but I have saw the Alaska Aurora
  • The Andoxico 2013/01/07 20:55:22
    Undecided
    The Andoxico
    +1
    well theres 2 auroras and i've seen one of them but i don't know the name of the one i've seen
  • Mike The And... 2013/01/07 21:51:54
    Mike
    +1
    well, what hemisphere were in ? that would usually determine which kind of lights you saw .
  • The And... Mike 2013/01/08 14:16:03
    The Andoxico
    +1
    northern
  • Mj PINKYFINGERDOWN 2013/01/07 20:26:55
  • Carina Mj PINK... 2013/01/08 06:21:15
    Carina
    +1
    I am jealous of you!
  • Mj PINK... Carina 2013/01/10 01:07:37
  • XXMr.Scare99XX 2013/01/07 19:46:18
    no
    XXMr.Scare99XX
    +1
    I wish
  • Wanderer 2013/01/07 18:57:33
    Yes
    Wanderer
    +1
    Most certainly have..although I didn't exactly realise at the time what it was I was seeing. The desert at night is full of wierd and wonderful sights and sounds.
  • Mike Wanderer 2013/01/07 19:59:57
    Mike
    +2
    where in the Outback were you when you saw therm ?
    Mike G.
  • Wanderer Mike 2013/01/07 20:37:36
    Wanderer
    +1
    I was in a tiny little town called Borraloola (one shop and a Police station) in the Northern Territory...just on the fringes of Arnhem Land.
    It was quite spooky...in the outback at night the wind blows across the tops of the broken trees and makes a sound much like a Didgeridoo...with that and the lights in the sky to the south very little sleep was the norm.
  • Drageona 2013/01/07 18:56:50 (edited)
    no
    Drageona
    +2
    Aurora Australis - YouTube

    ► 0:34► 0:34

    http:/www.youtube.com/watch?v...
    Sep 21, 2011 - Uploaded by ReelNASA

    Video of the Aurora Australis taken by the crew of Expedition 29 on board the International Space Station. This ...



    No but I really would like to. sorry the stupid thing didn't come out right ,never does when I do it. sorry
  • Wanderer Drageona 2013/01/07 20:41:44
    Wanderer
    +1
    ...here ya go :)

  • Drageona Wanderer 2013/01/08 20:13:27
    Drageona
    +2
    Thank you very much. that was Beautiful
  • Wanderer Drageona 2013/01/09 00:26:40
    Wanderer
    +1
    You're welcome Angell :)
  • Swampdog PWCM 2013/01/07 18:40:56
    no
    Swampdog PWCM
    +1
    I have never been in the Southern Hemisphere. Sadly.
  • Greg Saunders 2013/01/07 18:40:56
    no
    Greg Saunders
    +1
    Not that one but you can see faint trails from N.Ireland. I was in the country once at a friends house and happened to look up, it was like very faint wide tubes miles high above me, a sight and a half.
  • Mike Greg Sa... 2013/01/07 20:01:06
    Mike
    +1
    Yes, that's certainly far enough N for the Aurora Borealis.
    What County were in, from which you saw them?
  • thomas.ilgenfritz 2013/01/07 18:13:00
    Yes
    thomas.ilgenfritz
    +1
    most beautiful ...........
  • tweet 2013/01/07 17:46:00
    WTF is the Aurora Australis
    tweet
    +1
    heard of it but don't know what it is. I think it's a constellation but not sure
  • Kozmo tweet 2013/01/08 09:53:30
    Kozmo
    +1
    You're confusing Pisces australis & Triagulium australis, those are constellations. What the questioner is referring to is the Southerns Lights, the counterpart to the northern (borealis).
  • ☆Hitler was a community org... 2013/01/07 17:35:09
    no
    ☆Hitler was a community organiz☆
    +2
    nope, and even if I did, being in Idaho we would just assume that it was Borealis
  • Mike ☆Hitler... 2013/01/07 17:49:32
    Mike
    +2
    a likely hypothesis (lol)
  • Jesterz 2013/01/07 17:30:44 (edited)
    no
    Jesterz
    +1
    Living in the northern hemisphere makes it hard, but I'm north enough for the Borealis kind to be very common... ;o)

    Never went south enough to even have a chance to see an Australis one...
  • Jiorgia 2013/01/07 17:29:57
    no
    Jiorgia
    +2
    I am even Australian and I haven't (yes it is visible from some parts of Australia), my best bet is actually to go to New Zealand, Argentina or ofcourse Antartica.
    All places I plan to go in the not so distant future.
  • Mike Jiorgia 2013/01/07 17:35:04
    Mike
    +1
    Tasmania might work too .
  • Jiorgia Mike 2013/01/07 17:39:09
    Jiorgia
    +2
    Oh yeah, on the top of Mount Wellington in winter would probably work.

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