Tag Archives: Aurora Borealis

Aurora Over Clouds

“Auroras usually occur high above the clouds. The auroral glow is created when fast-moving particles ejected from the Sun impact the Earth’s magnetosphere, from which charged particles spiral along the Earth’s magnetic field to strike atoms and molecules high in … Continue reading

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A Spiral Aurora Over Iceland

“What’s happened to the sky? Aurora! Captured late last month, this aurora was noted by Icelanders for its great brightness and quick development. The aurora resulted from a solar storm, with high energy particles bursting out from the Sun and … Continue reading

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Winter In Lofoten

“The sun rises and covers the landscape in a soft pink light. The rugged cliffs cast a long shadow. Winter has the island under control. The snowy mountains tower above the frozen fjords. The streets are empty and just a … Continue reading

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An Aurora Of Marbles

“It looks like a fine collection of aggies. But this grid of embedded swirls and streaks actually follows the dramatic development of planet Earth’s auroral substorms. The sequence of over 600 horizon-to-horizon fisheye images was taken over a 2 hour … Continue reading

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Real Time Aurora, Shooting Stars And A Polar Bear

A stunningly beautiful real time aurora by skydivephil, complete with multiple colours, shooting stars, and a wandering polar bear. Phil Plait over at Slate has some extra information on what you’re seeing, namely the wondrous corona. I really like the … Continue reading

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Technicolour Alaska

“There are some things in this world that everyone deserves to experience with their own eyes. I headed to Alaska in February with the hope of catching a glimpse of the Northern Lights with mine. That glimpse turned into an … Continue reading

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Time Lapse – The Aurora

“Sometimes, after your eyes adapt to the dark, a spectacular sky appears. Such was the case in 2011 March when one of the largest auroral displays in recent years appeared over northern locations like the border between Norway and Russia. Pictured in the above time-lapse … Continue reading

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