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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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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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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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Time Lapse – All Alone In The Night

“Many wonders are visible when flying over the Earth at night. A compilation of such visual spectacles was captured recently from the International Space Station (ISS) and set to rousing music. Passing below are white clouds, orange city lights, lightning flashes in thunderstorms, and dark blue seas. On the horizon is … Continue reading

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Space 2012

2012 has seen a plethora of science pictures of and from space, and they are truly jaw dropping. Starting with the BBC, they have a few images of 2012 as seen from space. These include the capsized cruise ship Costa … Continue reading

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