Pink skys at night.. : LUSENET : TB2K spinoff uncensored : One Thread

I saw a pink streak in the sky tonight,...lingering, looked like what I might consider to be Aurora Borealis, if we ever had such a thing in New Jersey. I've never seen anything like it before in all my life, and I dragged my entire family outside to look, and then the neighbor and his family. We all agreed,...we have no idea what it was, and we had NEVER seen anything like it.

It was a pink streak, about the width of six contrails side by side,.. very wide,..and it extended from the moon in the low western sky to the end of the horizon in the eastern sky. It was PINK...but the sky was wasn't anything reflecting off of clouds or actual was just pink sky. It made the hair on the back of my neck stand up. Anyone else see anything simular? Anyone wanna hypothesize on that one?

-- kritter (, April 06, 2000


And yes, I meant to write skies, not skys. Grrrr!

-- kritter (, April 06, 2000.


It probably was/is an Aurora. I just got this in from my spaceweather alert service. We are getting clobbered by a fairly good sized Coronal Mass Ejection (CME).


An interplanetary shock front passed NASA's ACE spacecraft around 1630 UT on April 6, 2000, abruptly raising the solar wind velocity from 375 to nearly 600 km/s. Usually such disturbances arrive at Earth about one hour after they pass ACE. Aurorae at middle latitudes could be in the offing tonight. Follow this developing story at Link

-- Flash (flash@flash.hq), April 06, 2000.

Kritter, wish I had seen what you saw. Please follow this link, if you will, of others, helping others: Once you view the link, you will I think, view the human aspect of one helping another. It was a beautiful thread.

-- Humans (, April 06, 2000.

What a tinfoil!

-- kritter's (, April 06, 2000.

"It made the hair on the back of my neck stand up."

Why Kritter? It seems to me that it must have been beautiful, and an event to enjoy. Why must everything be bad, or scary, to so many people?

(Please don't take this wrong. You know you're one of my favorite people)



-- (Ladylogic@....), April 06, 2000.

OK, FYI...I have confirmation from a TB2Ker in South Jersey that they see it too, and it is STILL there! I'm breaking out the tinfoil, oh yes indeedy.

First siting 8:30pm est This message - 10:30pm est.

-- kritter (, April 06, 2000.

Oh My Gosh, Flash! I just saw you after I posted! (I get in SUCH a hurry sometimes.)

I think Sedona is a WONDERFUL idea. I've always loved Talaqapachi (sp?).

I'll discuss it with Mr Polly sometime within the next month. Will you be there in December? (I'd love to have you at our wedding.)


-- (Ladylogic@....), April 06, 2000.

Thanks Lady girl! It was beautiful, and I stared at it an awful long time, but because I had never seen anything like it before, it brought out the big baby in me. Thoughts of apocolyptic "signs in the sky" kinda stuff are always tucked in the back of my mind somewhere. I'm so into the supernatural because it's fun to me, but if I actually saw anything supernatural, I would probably faint..see? It's like the difference between watching a tornado on TV, and having one bare down on your house. (ok, bad example..but you get the idea I think!)

-- kritter (, April 06, 2000.

Response to Mr/Ms Kritter's (losing@itnow), Chill Out.. Some of still have our tin foil hats on. Maybe because I continue to read of the water contamination/shortage. Maybe because I have seen the Wild fires in my area. Because I have smelled the smoke, and seen the cinders. Maybe, because I depend on a rock well, and water levels are 10 feet below normal, what with the drought and all that we keep reading about. Put enough stories together, and it makes you think. "Tin Hat On". Plus the fact my well is putting out a lot more sand, with the water, grit mixed with the toothpaste, you understand. I do not know why I was "chosen" to be this paranoid person in this time frame. I could have been chosen another, oblivious to any danger. I just keep remembering those poor souls of Kosovo. Shall I even go into the downsizing, the vacant strip malls? I keep watching the grocery shelves. What a lot, I am cast in life, to watch the supply chain, to be on alert for my Grandchildren. Maybe the call to action and watch, is just a test, for me and others. My God, what a vigil! Call me "nuts" all you may, this is my "Life's Book", and I am not hurting anyone. Disappointing some, yes. Hurting? No.

-- Humans (, April 06, 2000.

Humans, thanks for your defense, but I think that was one of my chat friends funnin' me. In fact, I know it was, just not sure which one!

OK, we got confirmation on the 11:00 news out of Philly that what we were seeing was indeed a geomagnetic storm,..caused by the solar flares from the sun. Literally..our very own Aurora !! I'm so excited that I SAW it now..heh. Kewl! They also mentioned it interfered with satelitte transmissions and set off car alarms all over the state...woo hoo!

-- kritter (, April 06, 2000.

I'm near Philly and I didn't see it :-( Went outside now hoping it'd still be on, but it's 11:30. I'm from the "great white north" of Quebec and still never got to see one before :-(

-- Chris (!@#$, April 06, 2000.


If you really do decide to tie the knot in Sedona, and if I am anywhere nearby, sure, I'll come. It's a romantic place, and weddings are always a great place to meet new ladies who are usually in a receptive mood! Maybe you should invite the rest of the crew here, too. Any trolls that might show up and get obnoxious can be shown a bit of "Arizona Hospitality".

Best wishes to you and Mr. P.

-- Flash (flash@flash.hq), April 06, 2000.

Yep-I see it here in NOrthern Jersey in the lower southern sky-it seems to have movement within it-fading and growing in intensity.

This is quite ironic since I had only mentioned to my wife recently that I had never seen one-Just goes to show ya if you live long enough......

-- FutureShock (gray@matter.think), April 07, 2000.

Could be. All kinds of auroral stuff going on tonight. Check out the following link (orig. post by Ynott (I think) on the old forum): /pmap/pmapN.html

I remember when I was a kid, about 1960 or so, we had a great show just outside of Pittsburgh. The whole sky was "on fire." It's rare that it comes this far south, but once in a while it does. And this is the time for such things...


-- Sysman (, April 07, 2000.

If a big enough one ever hits us, we'll be toast. Some guy named Ed Dames used to predict on Art Bell's show that before long we are going to get clobbered by a "kill shot". Supposedly he "Remote Viewed" this. Oh well, unless we want to live underground, tin hats are about all we can do. It's nice that they are pretty, though. Might as well enjoy the beauty as we transition to the Fourth Dimension (or wherever). Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we might... have to go to work!

-- Star Man (, April 07, 2000.


Wow... Thanks for another neat URL. That picture is worth a lot of words!

-- Flash (Flash@flash.hq), April 07, 2000.

Looks like there might possibly be a little more auroral activity for you northerners. If so, enjoy!!!

NASA Science News for April 7, 2000

A major geomagnetic storm hit our planet on Thursday after an interplanetary shock wave passed by Earth on April 6, 2000. Displays of aurora borealis were spotted in Europe, Asia, Canada, Alaska and in the continental US as far south as North Carolina. The storm appears to be subsiding, but forecasters note that more aurorae might be visible Friday night. FULL STORY at

Geomagn etic Storm

NOTE TO READERS: Early next week Science@NASA will post a geomagnetic storm recap featuring images from NASA satellites and from our readers. If you captured any photos of aurorae on April 6-7, we invite you to send them to Tony Phillips at for possible inclusion in next week's story. __ You are subscribed to NASA Science News mailing list with the address nazflash@NORTHLINK.COM.

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