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    Re: Polar lights
    From: Michael Dorl
    Date: 2004 Nov 8, 13:49 -0600

    We saw it here in Madison WI also.  Although diffuse, it was brighter than
    others I have seen.  My wife first noticed it while we
    were in the city.  We actually live about 15 miles south of the city and
    when we got home 3 hours later it was still going.
       At 12:48 PM 11/8/04 -0500, you wrote:
    >Last night, while measuring star distances
    >from my balcony, I saw an enormous strip of white
    >light in the sky which surprised me a lot.
    >This morning, specialists explained me that this
    >was aurora borealis, and that they expect it
    >this night again and the night tomorrow.
    >I am at 40d 27.2' N, 86d55' W and the aurora
    >was visible in roughly NS direction, for
    >about an hour. Unfortunately I did not record the time
    >but this was between 8 and 10 p.m.

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