Aurora Borealis Now Visible

The Aurora Borealis is visible right now in my neighborhood. This is odd, since I live in New Hampshire. But what else could vertical glowing occasionally flashing smeary clouds be in the dark of night? It’s the first time I’ve ever seen it. I was out walking my dog (an occasional contributor to this blog) when I noticed the display. I dragged him about half a mile, running to tell my family so they could come out & see it before it faded away.  I kept wanting to shout, “THE AURORA BOREALIS!” and wake up the neighborhood. But we’re not exactly that tight-knit a community, so I thought I should constrain that urge. It was a big display, not all swirly like those ghostly sci-fi looking greenish images that you see from Alaska, but, like I say, vertical glowing smudges spiking up. It was a perfect example of accidental beauty.

Now, I have to disclose that it did not appear to be exactly in the Northern sky, in fact, I thought that direction, where I just saw it, was South. But, I am hoping that my hopelessly bad sense of direction explains this apparent anomaly.

For an unrelated story of my adventures in New Hampshire, click here.

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14 Responses to Aurora Borealis Now Visible

  1. daisy's mom says:

    Lucky you!!! The only time I saw the northern lights was in New Hampshire, on a very cold night. Mostly greenish vertical sheets of color, just like you described. I saw it to the east, but I don’t think the direction matters. Duke is a brave dog — Daisy will not go for a walk in the dark.

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  2. kikikho says:

    Hey you! I don’t know if you remember me, but I used to use Blogger…swtxiwhes? remember? you probably dont. i’m surprised i remembered your url! haha. how’s it going there?

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  3. Chad says:

    i live in claremont wondering how far i will have to travel to see it ?

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