Aurora Videos on YouTube

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Aurora Videos on YouTube
Posted by DaveMitsky on Wednesday, October 11, 2006 5:21 AM

There are some striking videos of auroral activity on the recent big news item website YouTube.

Here's one of them that's really worth a look.

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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, November 11, 2006 3:00 PM
That is my favorite one! Def. check it out.
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Posted by Red1530 on Wednesday, December 13, 2006 11:24 AM
Thanks for the link.  The video was great.
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Posted by Sandycane on Friday, January 12, 2007 6:50 PM

That's pretty wild.

I have a stupid question: why are some of the brighter stars moving and those  that appear to be in the background/ somewhat dimmer are not? 

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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, January 13, 2007 12:18 AM
 Sandycane wrote:

That's pretty wild.

I have a stupid question: why are some of the brighter stars moving and those  that appear to be in the background/ somewhat dimmer are not? 

There aren't any stupid questions here! :) ... I thought that there must have been a meteor shower going on, or something along thoes sorts. They are probably just a few meteors passing by at the time the video was taken.
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Posted by Sandycane on Saturday, January 13, 2007 1:21 PM

Hi Daniel, thanks for not calling me stupid. Cool [8D]

I spotted the meteor shower in what I would call the foreground then there is the middle layer of moving stars/ constellations. Then there is the background layer of stars that are not moving.

Maybe I'm just seeing things. Confused [%-)]

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Posted by DaveMitsky on Sunday, January 14, 2007 7:05 AM

Sandycane,

Those nonmoving "stars" may be hot pixels or some other sort of artifact.

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Posted by Sandycane on Sunday, January 14, 2007 8:12 AM
Thanks for the explanation, Dave.Smile [:)]
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