October 25th, 2016

Northern Lights in Arkhangelsk

I'm trying to find out how often the aurora borealis can be seen from Arkhangelsk. About once a year? A few times a year? Once every few years?

This site proves is does happen:
http://trash-russia.com/aurora-borealis-bewitching-northern-lights-in-arkhangelsk/

And this site suggests the Northern Light are visible from Arkhangelsk whenever the aurora activity is "high":
http://www.northern-lights-holidays.co.uk/help-and-advice/when-and-where-northern-lights/forecast

I'm stil not sure about the frequency though. I've been searching things like "can you see the Northern Lights from Arkhanglesk?" and "how often can you see the Northern Lights in Arkhangelsk?" and just "Northern Lights in Arkhangelsk", but I'd love to get some input from Arkhangelsk locals and/or anyone who has ever seen the Northern Lights there.

Bonus points for some specific years/dates when they were visible there (https://sputniknews.com/photo/20110302162831705/ suggests 1st March 2011). I'm interested in the range any time 1990 to present.

For context, I'm wondering how familiar my Arkhanglesk-raised protagonist is with the Northern Lights.

Thanks & спасибо!

Late pregnancy miscarriage

My character is a healthy 17-year-old female who will experience a miscarriage at 18 weeks gestation in present day America. Between all my Google research, each mother seemed to have their own unique experiences, so I can't draw much for standard procedure. This need has brought me here.

The fetus will be passed at home and then female will be transported to a hospital via ambulance. I need an idea of what American EMTs, hospital staff, and other medical personnel do for routine treatment in this situation (medication given/offered, admittance/overnight observation, how long mother is kept if admitted, etc.). Also I need some idea of what services the hospital may offer to take care of the fetus' body (burial, cremation, etc.).  

Further details: Character resides in NYC. Family is well off financially.

What was searched: Different varations with the terms "miscarriage at 18 weeks + hospital procedure" and looked through the medical tags here. Learned a lot, but found nothing directly helpful.

Any and all help is greatly appreciated. If more info is needed, please ask. Thank you.