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Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Jock Elliott, Jan 4, 2014.

  1. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
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  2. Dewi Sant

    Dewi Sant SC Veteran

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    Dec 20, 2013
    Lancashire, England
    Guess?
    Fascinating stuff, not sure how the image was taken, Jock but I'd like to have taken it. In 2011 I spent a few days over in Iceland hoping to see and photograph the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) which is probably as close to the Earthquake Lights as I'll ever get to see. Although I came back with some decent shots overall, the 'Lights never put in an appearance despite spending until the early hours of the morning sat out in the freezing wilderness waiting for them to show up. I'll be back there someday :smile:
     
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  3. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    Saw one of these Orange Balls in the late 70's / early 80's - watched it for over 1/2 hour floating about over a local town but it exhibited some strange behaviour - floated down over a hill at a constant height then stopped standstill over a church tower about 50 metres up then shot off at truly amazing speed about a mile away to some cooling towers & chemical chimney stacks then drifted away in the clouds. I guess no more than a metre diameter probably less. Glowed like a setting sun but not quite as intense.
    Lunch hour broad daylight. No earthquakes reported that I recall.
     
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  4. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy SC Top Veteran

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    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    I too spent many hours on a lava field outside Reykjavik in December 2012. The lights were there, albeit a level 3 out of 9, so they didn't look very impressive to the naked eye. However my photos looked much more vivid than what I remember seeing, and I wonder whether all digitally taken photos of the lights are more colourful than reality?
     
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  5. Gubrz

    Gubrz O.* Gonzo's & Bentley's Dad

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    Jun 5, 2012
    Austin, TX
    Eliot
    gorgeous! i demand rainbow swirly clouds all the time!

    so let it be written!

    *clap clap!*

    so let it be done!
     
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  6. Dewi Sant

    Dewi Sant SC Veteran

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    Dec 20, 2013
    Lancashire, England
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    My word, Martin - we're almost neighbours. :smile: I have heard this before re the Northern Lights showing as more spectacular on film (sensor?). I'd have liked to find out for myself, but alas it wasn't to to be. I may try again for another trip to Iceland later this year.

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