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comment by ButterflyEffect

I'm at 47!!!!!!!

Any time of the night in particular out here in Washington? Right at sunset? Midnight? francopoli. We still have smoke cover but it's clearing a bit. Hopefully enough.

francopoli  ·  288 days ago  ·  link  ·  

After 10PM Local Time. Moon will be big, bright and in your face, but look north and see if the sky has a weird, eerie glow to it. That is the aurora. Watch that glow for 30-40 minutes and see if it changes.

No Aurora here but with my binoculars I bagged 12 of the 110 Messier objects. I was shooting for 20, but the transparency here tonight is not good enough.

ButterflyEffect  ·  288 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Okay, sounds good. Where are you getting 45 from? That image makes it look like you need to be in a northern Canadian province to see anything.

kleinbl00  ·  288 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I've seen aurora in Seattle a couple times. It's f'n cool. Totally worth a try.

francopoli  ·  288 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The NOAA and Space Weather predictions. Going out one more time to see if there is anything out there other than moonlight. But I hold no hope.