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 Anyone See The Northern Lights? 
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 Anyone See The Northern Lights?
Just wondering if anyone saw them the other night. I knew they might be visible from these parts the other night and was going to head up to my nearest little peak (Agamenticus or Stratham Hill) to look for them and take a few photos but it looked hazy and I was tired so I went to bed early. Now I'm kicking myself after seeing some amazing photos from all over the US and world and wondering if I missed the show. I'll be a lot happier and rest easily if you all say move along, there was nothing to see here! :D


Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:44 am
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All I would have seen was Eastern lights (aka downtown BOS), so didn't bother ;)

Feel better?

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Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:54 am
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One of my Facebook friends took a photo of them over Chocorua Lake. Not sure if you'll be able to access this link, but here it is:

https://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?f ... =1&theater

Edit: it's not showing the link correctly (breaking it up as you can see above), but if you cut-and-paste it into the URL window of your browser, you might be able to access it.

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Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:59 am
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Bob-forum ate your link, but it does work.

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Very nice!

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Thanks Matt!

I wish I could have been there to see this.

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BobC wrote:
Thanks Matt!

I wish I could have been there to see this.

A nice shot indeed. I'm jealous.
OTOH, I don't think I could have stayed awake that late :)

66 sec @ ISO 400 .... offhand, I'm guessing you wouldn't have seen much more than a vague glow anyway ...

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We hung it at the overlook at the Cannon Exit-- great view North (except a little too much light from littleton and Rt 3). Nothin. A local who was also there says the best viewing is really late-- after midnight. We couldn't wait that long.


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Cool picture. I wish I could see it where I live, but all I see are stars.
I remember when I moved here about 12 years ago from NYC....
seeing the stars amazed me! We had too many lights down there.
My first night in NH freaked me out..."WOW"! "STARS"! :shock:

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Pam wrote:
We hung it at the overlook at the Cannon Exit-- great view North (except a little too much light from littleton and Rt 3). Nothin. A local who was also there says the best viewing is really late-- after midnight. We couldn't wait that long.


Yeah, the comments on his Facebook post say that the main show didn't start until after 1 AM.

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BobC wrote:
Pam wrote:
We hung it at the overlook at the Cannon Exit-- great view North (except a little too much light from littleton and Rt 3). Nothin. A local who was also there says the best viewing is really late-- after midnight. We couldn't wait that long.


Yeah, the comments on his Facebook post say that the main show didn't start until after 1 AM.


Good to know. Guess I won't be seeing very many of these! Not a usual hour anymore. :roll:


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That is an awesome picture. Guess maybe I should have made the effort to wait for them. :(

I am curious like scooter said how much the picture looks like what the naked eye could have seen. Long exposures can do some crazy/awesome things with low light like that. I would have liked a few pictures myself. Next time I'm doing it if I have to go into Cumberland Farms and chug their entire container of iced Farmhouse Blend coffee if ANY size is just 99 cents. That stuff is awesome and should get the job done! :D


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Keyz56 wrote:
Cool picture. I wish I could see it where I live, but all I see are stars.
I remember when I moved here about 12 years ago from NYC....
seeing the stars amazed me! We had too many lights down there.
My first night in NH freaked me out..."WOW"! "STARS"! :shock:


I was quite amazed and felt so small after seeing the milky way in the sky for the first time last year. Shooting stars every few minutes. Coming from eastern MA, and always wanting to see stuff like that. Now I can, and its what keeps me coming back :D


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Wow!!! That picture is amazing!
Figures that was the only weekend of the summer I actually went south instead of north. :cry:

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