Skip to comments.Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Auroras over Northern Canada
Posted on 07/14/2014 4:45:11 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
Explanation: Gusting solar winds and blasts of charged particles from the Sun resulted in several rewarding nights last December for those anticipating auroras. The above image captured dramatic auroras stretching across a sky near the town of Yellowknife in northern Canada. The auroras were so bright that they not only inspired awe, but were easily visible on an image exposure of only 1.3 seconds. A video taken concurrently shows the dancing sky lights evolving in real time as tourists, many there just to see auroras, respond with cheers. The conical dwellings on the image right are teepees, while far in the background, near the image center, is the constellation of Orion.
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[Credit & Copyright: Kwon, O Chul (TWAN)]
Aurora pics almost never disappoint...
(Interesting here are the added ‘authentic’ native spot-lighting & folding chair ;)
Goodness! That’s amazing. Thank you for a perfect APOD, Mr. Civilizations.
That still shot is much nicer than the video, which is a bit blurry, and the colors are washed out.
Sorry to pick NASA’s nits, but it is so.
WOW.... great picture.
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