Thx for the heads up Chris. =20 I am in Michigan on business and I happened to catch your alert before gett= ing too comfortable in my hotel room for the evening. I drove about 50 mil= es northwest of Detroit near the town of Fenton and caught about 45 minutes= of the show. When I finally found an uninhabited stretch of country road = to park my car, stand in the road and get my night vision, a bright arc was= glowing (or, more accurately, screaming at me to take notice) across the n= orthern sky with lots of filaments cutting vertically within the glow, alon= g with bright patches and spires growing and dancing, some reaching the zen= ith. Colors were mostly green and white, however the brightest areas showe= d pink and reddish outlines. Something that caught me completely by surpri= se was a 5 minute period just before local midnight when the auroral band b= egan to pulsate. It was as if searchlights were arcing horizontally across= the auroral filaments once per second or so. When it subsided, the aurora= l show was pretty much over. Having lived in Michigan once upon a time, I've seen shows this good and be= tter, but it was certainly worth the drive. I'd never noted the pulsation = phenomenon before so it made quite the impression on me. While I was watching the display, the other show - the Geminids - also sho= wed off about 7 or 8 bright, slow meteors. Well, it all certainly beat sit= ting around alone in a hotel room tonight. True to (Michigan) form, the clouds came in like a vengence, but incredibly= , they waited until the display had finished it's pulsating grand finale be= fore shutting out the heavens from view. Maybe a good time for a lottery t= icket. - Bernie=20 ---- Chris Schur <comets133@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:=20 > HI all, the sky is blazing red up here in payson right > now, get out and see it before its gone! photos > tommorow... >=20 > Chris -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.