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[MSNBC] Southern exposure for auroral lights

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Most of the fantastic auroral views we've been getting over the past month have been from the north side of the world — but the southern lights are getting their day in the sun as well, thanks largely to the International Space Station.

The northern lights are more widely seen primarily because the high northern latitudes are more populated than similar latitudes in the south: The southernmost cities in Australia and New Zealand are in the 40s, latitude-wise, while Argentina and Chile dip down into the mid-50s. In comparison, the prime aurora-viewing areas in the north are in the 60s and 70s.

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pretty neat to be above the lights rather then under them biggrin.gif it's one of Science's little perks biggrin.gifredface.gif . theres even a video smile.gif
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pretty neat to be above the lights rather then under them
I agree on that and those lights look amazing redface.gif I wish I could see it in person frown.gif
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Too bad us regular people can't get up there and enjoy the view frown.gif
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sure you can, you just need to eat more shrooms
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sure you can, you just need to eat more shrooms

LOL lachen.gif
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hm, wrong kind of high but concept is sound... biggrin.gifthumb.gif
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there was northern lights over lake superior in michigan
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Saw it Skyrim first, these guys need to stop copying video games.
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Such a beautiful sight.
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. theres even a video smile.gif

thumb.gif lol
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