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Old 01-01-2017, 09:30 AM   #1
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Default Northern Lights Make Noise

I wish I could hear them!

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/250433...ryone-spooked/
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Old 01-01-2017, 10:58 AM   #2
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It's normally a buzzing, crackling noise, Andy. Should be able to find a youtube with sound.
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Old 01-01-2017, 11:38 AM   #3
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I find this and the other thread I posted on the lightning noise interesting. I have a patent on a piece of equipment that is so sensitive that it picks up noise from everywhere. I hope, in the future, to write a comprehensive article on noise reduction in electronic circuits. I plan to spend the next several years researching sources of noise like this.
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It's normally a buzzing, crackling noise,.
Yep.....throw in a lot of humming. I spent six months alone in the arctic wilderness one winter in the early 70's and the Northern Lights were very loud.
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But did you ever hear anything like the "pew, pew, pew" in the clip above, Sourdough?
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Sounds almost like a heart beat to me.
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But did you ever hear anything like the "pew, pew, pew" in the clip above, Sourdough?
This laptop computer is 18 years old and has no sound, so I can't hear, anything from the video.
But they (Norther Lights) do a loud crack like a gun fire. But not very often with the crack. The real intense Northern Lights have a "HUM" sound the varies in volume, but is constant, just goes from loud to soft "HUM". Then sometimes, but not everytime, the tail end will whip, kind'a like a Bullwhip, and then there is a loud single "CRACK" sound.
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I would think that all of those sounds are created by static electricity in the air. The voltage level could be very, very high. Very low humidity (conductivity) allows the static build up. The long power wires, and wire fences are like antennas and actually store the high voltage in terms of capacitance. I would imagine (but have not proven) that you can power a small city with the power moving through the air. You would convert the power by passing the voltage/current through a step-down transformer, to a battery with the negative post of the battery to Earth-Ground. I tried it here in Florida - but we have too much humidity for it to work.
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