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So, did ya'll stay up last night waiting for the aurora borealis -- aka Northern Lights -- from the recent solar flare?
We did. Well, kind of. Terese, Greg, my college buddy Karen, and some other friends bundled up in sweatshirts, fortified ourselves with adult beverages (except for me) and pointed our eyeballs upwards. It was a beautiful clear night. We saw the moon rise over the Cascade Mountain foothills. We all downloaded and experimented with constellation apps for our smartphones. We yakked away for hours.
But, alas. The promised lights didn't materialize. It could be that there was simply too much light pollution in our neighborhood.
Did you see them?