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Bill, that would be too sweet if we could seem them down this far. Alas, I doubt the flares were strong enough to bring them down this far. We need a few strong X-class flares heading our way for that kind of fun!
From what I've read the past few days, AR1263 has the magnetic signature for a good, strong X-class flare. Let's see if it delivers. Hmm, region-wide power outages anyone? Wouldn't it be something to see the Milky Way in all its glory over Chicago?!?!
Yep, they'd freak out alright. OMG, stars!!! I, too, would be out with my scope, binos, and DSLR basking in all the glory of the night sky. I'd probably try to keep my daughter up all night just because that would be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Can't waste that on frivolous things like sleep!
Turns out I was in Quebec City this weekend, and hoped I might catch this as I was there the 4th through the 6th. However I had no luck, skies were quiet. Quebec City is below 50 degrees so they don't see them their much I was told.