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    WOW, this is awesome. Tried to include the picture URL but it was too large.

    http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html

    Chris did you see this one?










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    Awesome - don't show them the good stuff Dan !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skywatcher, post: 43939
    Awesome - don't show them the good stuff Dan !!

    Gotcha!:p015:










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    The aurora is something I desparately want to see - went to lapland a couple of years ago but it was clouded out and had a wing seat on the plane :(

    they do day trips in the winter to Trollesund in Norway would love to do that one day

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    superb photo dan
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    Try to find the noctilucent clouds about an hour after sunset. They are clouds in the very upper atmosphere (mesosphere). I have seen some beautiful pictures from guys in Ireland. You are at a great latitude to see them.

    I was part of a group of teachers sent to Alaska a few years ago to study them, and construct curriculum to go with the NASA AIM mission (Aeronomy in the Mesosphere)

    Learn more here:
    http://aim.hamptonu.edu/










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    Quote Originally Posted by ukwdwnut, post: 43945
    superb photo dan
    Hey Buddy, how are you doing?










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    Never seen noctilucent clouds but been looking for them for months now - they are blocked out by regular clouds often. They are not as common as some sites suggest I am sure

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    I met one of the two guys from Goddard Space Center this summer who put together the Astronomy Photo of the Day. Hey Dr. Chris, you can submit your photos to them for inclusion.










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    Actually saw them in Anchorage in 2006. Had a tough hide after class to Flat top mountain. Didn't get off the mountain until after 11:00 and the sun was just starting to set. Got back to campus and looked out my window. Thought I was hallucinating so I took a picture of it and showed it to the primary scientist and it was one. So the next night we all went back and hiked up Flat top again. There were some really good shots taken that night. They are somewhere on the site.










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