Re: [MOL] Jeanne - Northern Lights [02858] Medicine On Line


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Re: [MOL] Jeanne - Northern Lights



They are truly wonderous. Thanks for the technical info. I certainly hope I
get the opportunity to see them again.
So how are you doing?
Christine

At 07:52 PM 28/09/98 +0000, you wrote:
>Christine, how perceptive, the aurora is the wind, the cosmic wind! Keep
>looking, they can be white as you saw and sometimes, curtains of green,
>white and red, like curtains that are being blown by the wind in 3D.
>Soemtimes, if the cosmic rain is quite heavy, the whole sky lights
>overhead. Its fed by eruptions on the sun with the particles blasted out
>and reach us in a day or two. They are deflected by the earths magnetic
>field and funnelled along the poles. The colours are given by the atoms
>stimulated. Oxygen gives a greenish white light at high reaches or red at
>lower levels. You can sometimes see blue. Aren't they the most unearthly
>sight? I have a beautiful video, with music yet ot this. Your description
>brings back the feelings of awe and just plain joy I get when I see "the
>dancing lights". 
>
>God Bless, Jeanne
>
>
>At 07:39 PM 9/24/98 -0400, you wrote:
>>Jeanne, I am so excited. Last night my sister looked outside around 1:00
>>a.m. and the sky was filled with waves of white light. It made me think of
>>what the wind would look like if you could see it, blowing first one
>>direction then another. Went outside and watched for a while. Donna thought
>>it looked like people making designs in the sky with powerful flashlights.
>>That was the first time I have seen them. Donna has seen them before as she
>>worked for a year in the Northwest Territories. Unfortunately there was no
>>colour in them but I was excited nonetheless. (see, you have me in the
>>habit now of standing outside in the middle of the night looking up at the
>>stars. Last night it payed off. LOL).
>>
>>Christine
>>
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