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mid-level asp.net web application developer.


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comment When and where do I have the highest chance of seeing auroras?
I read this as well, but it completely leaves out Iceland which I find hard to believe as Iceland is more accessible than Greenland.
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comment Is there any way to get a ride on the new Japanese Maglev train in Yamanashi?
Somewhat related, but at the Shinkansen museum in Nagoya they have a maglev train "Experience". Basically a mock of the inside of the train with tvs in all the windows and a tv ahead of you along with shaking to simulate the difference between a normal shinkansen and the new maglev. They also have the 2nd prototype lead car there as well.
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comment When and where do I have the highest chance of seeing auroras?
do you happen to remember what intensity the aurora was? There seems to be a scale of 1-10 that is used
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comment When and where do I have the highest chance of seeing auroras?
@bchetty While for the most part closer to the northpole does matter, what matters most is where the earth's magnetic field falls since this is where the aurora event occurs. The magnetic field is not a perfect circle but is close. check out the link below for the map of magnetic fielcs upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c7/WMM2010_F_MERC.pdf
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comment Is there any way to get a ride on the new Japanese Maglev train in Yamanashi?
Thanks for the heads up about the extension; didn't know about that, and I guess I have to wait till 2013, which is better than 2025 which was my original expectation.
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comment When and where do I have the highest chance of seeing auroras?
@hippietrail: I was originally asking for both, but was asked to narrow the scope, so i geuss the correct response to your question is the northern Borealis.
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