APOD: Dragon Aurora over Norway (2018 Apr 10)

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APOD: Dragon Aurora over Norway (2018 Apr 10)

Post by APOD Robot » Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:06 am

Image Dragon Aurora over Norway

Explanation: What's that in the sky? An aurora. A large coronal hole opened last month, a few days before this image was taken, throwing a cloud of fast moving electrons, protons, and ions toward the Earth. Some of this cloud impacted our Earth's magnetosphere and resulted in spectacular auroras being seen at high northern latitudes. Featured here is a particularly photogenic auroral curtain captured above Tromsø Norway. To the astrophotographer, this shimmering green glow of recombining atmospheric oxygen appeared as a large dragon, but feel free to share what it looks like to you. Although now past Solar Maximum, our Sun continues to show occasional activity creating impressive auroras on Earth visible even last week.

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Re: APOD: Dragon Aurora over Norway (2018 Apr 10)

Post by harryb » Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:56 am

A praying mantis striking at a fly!

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Re: APOD: Dragon Aurora over Norway (2018 Apr 10)

Post by heehaw » Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:54 am

Marcus Aurelius believed the stars to be gods. Is it any wonder!

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Re: APOD: Dragon Aurora over Norway (2018 Apr 10)

Post by orin stepanek » Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:28 am

A + ! photo! 8-) :thumb_up:
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Re: APOD: Dragon Aurora over Norway (2018 Apr 10)

Post by Guest » Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:36 pm

Looks like a sign of the return of Lord Voldemart. :ssmile:

But its a great photo of the aurora.

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Re: APOD: Dragon Aurora over Norway (2018 Apr 10)

Post by lwbryan@bellsouth.net » Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:38 pm

It is the Grim Reaper reaching out for its prey !!!

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Re: APOD: Dragon Aurora over Norway (2018 Apr 10)

Post by Chris Peterson » Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:59 pm

lwbryan@bellsouth.net wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:38 pm
It is the Grim Reaper reaching out for its prey !!!
The glow is the Grim Reaper giving up its power before he can reach its prey. This would, indeed, be the Grim Reaper if it were invisible!
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Re: APOD: Dragon Aurora over Norway (2018 Apr 10)

Post by De58te » Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:19 pm

Yeah, I can see the large dragon. The head and neck of the dragon is the portion on the left to centre top. The bright curved tongue (which looks longer than the neck) is licking up towards a running figure on the right which I believe appears to be a frightened Donald Trump.

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Re: APOD: Dragon Aurora over Norway (2018 Apr 10)

Post by suicidejunkie » Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:29 pm

The middle portion is clearly the head of the glorious Hypnotoad, and everything else you see is due to its influence.

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Re: APOD: Dragon Aurora over Norway (2018 Apr 10)

Post by Mitchy_be » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:38 pm

"Phoenix Rising"! The shape appears from the left, ending in the center with Phoenix's crown and beak. The left wing is forward as it struggles to rise from the 'ashes' of the solar blast.

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Re: APOD: Dragon Aurora over Norway (2018 Apr 10)

Post by FrostyBoy » Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:21 pm

You guys nailed it, first thing that came to me was dragon. Spent two winters at McMurdo, I'm jealous of the Norwegians.

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Re: APOD: Dragon Aurora over Norway (2018 Apr 10)

Post by JoelB44 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:29 am

Looks like the last few wisps of Roger Rabbit!

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Re: APOD: Dragon Aurora over Norway (2018 Apr 10)

Post by super nintendo chamlers » Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:43 pm

Looks like steamed hams to me

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Re: APOD: Dragon Aurora over Norway (2018 Apr 10)

Post by John Walker » Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:07 am

I can see two dragons in love!