Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Plane Pr0n

From the Usual USAF Source...

A row of F-16 Fighting Falcons deployed from Kunsan AB, South Korea, bask in the glow of the Northern Lights at Eielson AFB, Alaska, during Red Flag-Alaska 11-3, Sept. 14, 2011. (Air Force photo by SSgt. Kurtis Hoar)

I like to brag on New Mexico's brilliant night skies but we don't have anything to compare with Alaska's northern lights.  We don't have all that snow and bitter cold either, so I guess it's a wash.


  1. Every once in a great while the Northern Lights will extend this far south. Regretfully, it has been overcast on all but one occasion. In that instance I didn't find out what it was until after the fact.

  2. Had the great priviledge to see the Northern Lights from a house on a small lake in far upstate New York.

    While sitting on the multi-level deck that hung out over the lake.

    In a hot tub.

    Yup - good times.

  3. Northern lights are on the bucket list.

  4. My brother had a party once with a goldfish bowl for everyone to donate towards the booze fund.

    After about an hour the bowl was gone. Duh!

  5. oops, I'm one story too high on my reply - heh...

  6. Ditto on what Bag Blog said.

    @ Anon~lol

  7. When I was a kid, about a hundred years ago, we lived on the edge of town "Regina, Sask." and when we'd walk home after an evening of playing hockey we'd see the northern lights, sometimes as bright as the photo Buck's posted here. Sometimes they make a sound too, like a low creaking sound. I looked for a good YouTube sample but they all seemed to have voice or music added to them.

    In this somewhat crappy video, the guy shuts up for a few seconds around the 3 minutes mark. That's what I'm talking about. It wasn't alcohol or anything, it predated that by a few years.

  8. I've lived far enough north (Hello, Regina!) to have seen the Northern Lights but somehow missed them.

    Nice vid, marc. I watched the whole thing.

    Anon: Heh.

  9. They are neat to watch, almost eerie at times.

  10. Speaking of Regina, you might be interested in how Divide County (a bit south) has prospered!

  11. Anon: Williston was about 85 miles south of Fortuna AFS, where I was stationed in '77 - '78. Williston didn't even have a McDonalds back then, let alone a Wal-Mart.


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