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Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Time-Lapse Auroras Over Norway
NASA ^ | December 29, 2013 | (see photo credit)

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.

December 29, 2013

(Excerpt) Read more at 129.164.179.22 ...


TOPICS: Astronomy; Astronomy Picture of the Day; Science
KEYWORDS: apod; astronomy; aurora; norway; science; timelapse
[Credit & Copyright: Terje Sørgjerd; Music: Gladiator Soundtrack: Now we are Free]

1 posted on 12/29/2013 8:45:18 AM PST by SunkenCiv
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To: brytlea; cripplecreek; decimon; bigheadfred; KoRn; Grammy; married21; steelyourfaith; Mmogamer; ...
on Vimeo

2 posted on 12/29/2013 8:46:08 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Stunningly beautiful! Thanks, Sunky!


3 posted on 12/29/2013 8:49:39 AM PST by momtothree
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To: SunkenCiv

This is so on my bucket list! Wow.


4 posted on 12/29/2013 9:01:16 AM PST by HollyB
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To: SunkenCiv
TEMPUS FUGIT
5 posted on 12/29/2013 9:04:28 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Mia San Mia)
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To: SunkenCiv
THE FLOW OF TIME (ON ICELAND)
In Search of Night
Iceland the beginning of life
MONGOLIAN MUMBAI
6 posted on 12/29/2013 9:27:10 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Mia San Mia)
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To: SunkenCiv
Click the blue "HD" off if video is slow loading.

An Eclipse Chasing Time-Lapse Journal
PATAGONIA CALLING
Macro Timelapse

7 posted on 12/29/2013 9:39:47 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Mia San Mia)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Thanks for the link. Incredible work by the good Doctor. I went right out and downloaded the music from iTunes! Fantastic stuff.


8 posted on 12/29/2013 9:41:58 AM PST by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: SunkenCiv
TIME
Ibiza Lights III
Return to Sunset Tree

California | Land of Many Faces
New Zealand Landscapes Timelapse Volume Two
Time Lapse in Finland with iPhone 4S

9 posted on 12/29/2013 9:45:59 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Mia San Mia)
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To: SunkenCiv
Aurora 2013
natureLAPSE: Volume 3
The Mountain
10 posted on 12/29/2013 9:48:43 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Mia San Mia)
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To: SunkenCiv

Btt


11 posted on 12/29/2013 9:51:45 AM PST by fedupjohn (America...Designed by Geniuses...Now inhabited by Idiots..Palin 2016...)
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To: SunkenCiv
Smoky Mountains Untouched
Etna - Vulcano - Sicily 2013
Iredescent

Cieszyn In a Time Lapse
Tel Aviv
Seoul (서울)

12 posted on 12/29/2013 9:54:41 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Mia San Mia)
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To: cld51860

Most welcome :)


13 posted on 12/29/2013 9:55:34 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Mia San Mia)
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To: SunkenCiv
A momentary lapse of New York
Chicago Timelapse Project - Windy City Nights
The Emerald City Experience
14 posted on 12/29/2013 10:02:00 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Mia San Mia)
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To: SunkenCiv
BALI - Time Lapse
Time to Sydney
LITTLE TOKYO

RIO
Dallas From Above
Bird's eye Bangkok

Tokyo City View Tilt Shift
Berlin Mobility
Timelapse the World - New York City

15 posted on 12/29/2013 10:12:38 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Mia San Mia)
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To: SunkenCiv
Weiterweg - A Timelapse Journey
The Holy See
Behind The Lapse: Part 1
16 posted on 12/29/2013 10:18:04 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Mia San Mia)
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To: SunkenCiv
Matthew and Me - Old Flame Alight
Los Angeles Time-Lapse - TimeLAX 01
STARLIGHT
17 posted on 12/29/2013 10:29:33 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Mia San Mia)
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To: SunkenCiv
Our Weather - Timelapse
THE GAME HAS CHANGED
Yokohama Landmark Tower Observation Deck

Landscapes: Volume 3
Tarifa
Flowers Timelapse

18 posted on 12/29/2013 10:36:11 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Mia San Mia)
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To: SunkenCiv
Becoming A Legend
Penang in Motion 2
Made on Earth
Grand Canyon : Blink of Time

Showreel 2012
Toy Boats
Planet Toronto Warsaw Timelapse

19 posted on 12/29/2013 10:47:35 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Mia San Mia)
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To: AFPhys

ping


20 posted on 12/29/2013 10:48:48 AM PST by metmom ( ...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith....)
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To: SunkenCiv
Legend 4K: Iceland in Ultra HD
Wyoming Wildscapes
Volcanic Light Timelapse
twilight magic - the elements at play
21 posted on 12/29/2013 10:59:14 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Mia San Mia)
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To: SunkenCiv

Beautiful scenery & a haunting accompaniment ...

(Whenever these Nordic displays appear, I hear “Ride of the Valkyries” ;)


22 posted on 12/29/2013 11:35:20 AM PST by mikrofon (APOD Bump)
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To: SunkenCiv
Speechless.

God's Creation surrounds us with so much stunning beauty.

Thank you SO much for posting this.

23 posted on 12/29/2013 2:28:33 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is...sounding pretty good about now.)
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To: momtothree
> Stunningly beautiful!

GMTA! Took the words right out of my mouth fingers!

24 posted on 12/29/2013 2:30:15 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is...sounding pretty good about now.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Thanks!


25 posted on 12/30/2013 8:56:43 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: momtothree; HollyB; fedupjohn; mikrofon; dayglored

My pleasure, and thanks!


26 posted on 12/30/2013 8:57:11 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: SunkenCiv

You welcome.
SunkenCiv could you add me?


27 posted on 12/30/2013 9:09:30 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Mia San Mia)
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To: SunkenCiv

That was somewhere between “Whoa! Neato!” and “Totally awesome!” Thanks!


28 posted on 12/30/2013 9:16:17 AM PST by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: hoagy62

:’)


29 posted on 12/30/2013 10:15:40 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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