Skip to comments.Astronomy Picture of the Day - Nightlights in Qeqertaq
Posted on 11/17/2023 1:31:46 PM PST by MtnClimber
Explanation: Light pollution is usually not a problem in Qeqertaq. In western Greenland the remote coastal village boasted a population of 114 in 2020. Lights still shine in its dark skies though. During planet Earth's recent intense geomagnetic storm, on November 6 these beautiful curtains of aurora borealis fell over the arctic realm. On the eve of the coming weeks of polar night at 70 degrees north latitude, the inspiring display of northern lights is reflected in the waters of Disko Bay. In this view from the isolated settlement a lone iceberg is illuminated by shore lights as it drifts across the icy sea.
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Why are the lights in Qeqertaq pink?
There are a lot of Q’s in that name too.
Just sort of strikes me as queer.
I worked in Norway for several years but never saw the Northern Lights due to cloud cover. I did see it on a flight from the USA across Northern Canada to London. It was amazing.
Cool picture !
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