Skip to comments.Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Time-Lapse Auroras Over Norway
Posted on 12/29/2013 8:45:18 AM PST by SunkenCiv
Explanation: 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 movie, auroras flow over snow covered landscapes, trees, clouds, mountains and lakes found near Kirkenes, Norway. Many times the auroras are green, as high energy particles strike the Earth's atmosphere, causing the air to glow as electrons resettle into their oxygen hosts. Other colors are occasionally noticeable as atmospheric nitrogen also becomes affected. In later sequences the Moon and rising stars are also visible. With the Sun currently hovering near its time of maximum activity, there may be many opportunities to see similarly spectacular auroras personally, even from areas much closer to the equator.
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[Credit & Copyright: Terje Sørgjerd; Music: Gladiator Soundtrack: Now we are Free]
Stunningly beautiful! Thanks, Sunky!
This is so on my bucket list! Wow.
Thanks for the link. Incredible work by the good Doctor. I went right out and downloaded the music from iTunes! Fantastic stuff.
Most welcome :)
Beautiful scenery & a haunting accompaniment ...
(Whenever these Nordic displays appear, I hear “Ride of the Valkyries” ;)
God's Creation surrounds us with so much stunning beauty.
Thank you SO much for posting this.
GMTA! Took the words right out of my
My pleasure, and thanks!
SunkenCiv could you add me?
That was somewhere between “Whoa! Neato!” and “Totally awesome!” Thanks!
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