Skip to comments.Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Waterfalls, Auroras, Comet: Iceland
Posted on 03/26/2013 2:31:45 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
Explanation: If not distracted by the picturesque landscape, waterfalls, stars, and auroras, you might be able to find Comet PANSTARRS. The above image, capturing multiple terrestrial and celestial wonders in a single shot, was taken last week in southwest Iceland. The popular Gullfoss waterfalls are pictured under brilliant auroras that followed a M1-class solar flare and powerful Coronal Mass Ejection two days earlier. Give up on locating the comet? Comet PANSTARRS is faintly visible as a light blip just above the horizon toward the left of the above image. The comet remains more directly visible to northern observers with binoculars looking toward the western sky just after sunset.
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[Credit & Copyright: Stephane Vetter (Nuits sacrees)]
Gallery: Comet PANNSTARS
So beautiful! I bet you just want to touch the sky. Thanks, Sunky!
Beautiful - makes me want to move back to Alaska.
very Nice! ;-)
Green Northern Lights is appropriate for Ireland.
You are seeing the pic in person. Unless you aren't really you....or a person...
Ahem, I would like to visually witness the actual phenomena called the aurora borealis (Northern lights) occurring in person, rather than a photograph/video/painting or any other such facsimile image of the said phenomena.
There, feel better about things now?..........Just pleasantly asking.
that is a teehee on a teehee
I did get to see the Northern when I was a kid. And I have never forgotten it.
Funny. But when I see pics of them now I see them through the eyes of that kid. It is (was) that unforgettable, for me.
I have a friend now living (working) in Canada who sends me pics of what he sees all the time.
I saw them here in southern Idaho when I was a kid. Never really understood then how that was possible.
I Now realize that it said Iceland not Ireland. Senior moment I guess.
Iceland, Ireland, what the heck, they're both in the north Atlantic, close enough for our purposes here :)
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