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What is this? Is this STEVE?


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2 hours ago, LunarLights58 said:

So I was observing a bit of green aurora along the horizon to my north, and then when I looked west, I see this thing. It was south of the main aurora and colorless/white, unlike the green aurora it accompanied.

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looks like a STEVE, but I might make a mistake identifying it. it is usually White or reddish and seldom appears on the south of a actual aurora. if it is STEVE, lucky you are to see this

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ND. . Cold place from my memories of Bismarck area. But great viewing.   Took me awhile. I remember KFYR on the bottom of our AM band.  Really covered ND and parts of SD well back in the day…..Haha 

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14 hours ago, LunarLights58 said:

So I was observing a bit of green aurora along the horizon to my north, and then when I looked west, I see this thing. It was south of the main aurora and colorless/white, unlike the green aurora it accompanied.

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STEVE appears as a mauve or magenta streak across the sky. It is always associated with an aurora and appears further south from where the aurora appears.

With a longer exposure you may have captured more colour.

I’m certain that is what you photographed.

A pic of STEVE from Space.com.

N.

 

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