APOD: Creature Aurora Over Norway (2018 Nov 18)

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APOD: Creature Aurora Over Norway (2018 Nov 18)

Post by APOD Robot » Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:07 am

Image Creature Aurora Over Norway

Explanation: It was Halloween and the sky looked like a creature. Exactly which creature, the astrophotographer was unsure but (possibly you can suggest one). Exactly what caused this eerie apparition in 2013 was sure: one of the best auroral displays in recent years. This spectacular aurora had an unusually high degree of detail. Pictured here, the vivid green and purple auroral colors are caused by high atmospheric oxygen and nitrogen reacting to a burst of incoming electrons. Birch trees in Tromsø, Norway formed an also eerie foreground. Recently, new photogenic auroras have accompanied new geomagnetic storms.

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Re: APOD: Creature Aurora Over Norway (2018 Nov 18)

Post by Gerflash1 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:13 am

In that aurora, I sorta see a newt or salamander.

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Re: APOD: Creature Aurora Over Norway (2018 Nov 18)

Post by neufer » Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:41 am

Gerflash1 wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:13 am

In that aurora, I sorta see a newt or salamander.
Click to play embedded YouTube video.

There... I feel much better now.
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Re: APOD: Creature Aurora Over Norway (2018 Nov 18)

Post by howcool1451@yahoo.com » Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:07 am

hummingbird

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Re: APOD: Creature Aurora Over Norway (2018 Nov 18)

Post by wbus209590@aol.com » Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:23 am

Phoenix was the first simile to come to mind.

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Re: APOD: Creature Aurora Over Norway (2018 Nov 18)

Post by francovando » Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:39 am

to me it's a dragon

yerfandsam

Re: APOD: Creature Aurora Over Norway (2018 Nov 18)

Post by yerfandsam » Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:57 am

A displaying peacock

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Re: APOD: Creature Aurora Over Norway (2018 Nov 18)

Post by blackCoffee » Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:51 am

hairy owl

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Re: APOD: Creature Aurora Over Norway (2018 Nov 18)

Post by mister T » Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:39 am

Cecil the Sea Serpent

JuliaNolet

Re: APOD: Creature Aurora Over Norway (2018 Nov 18)

Post by JuliaNolet » Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:42 am

Looks like a lamprey eel to me, blowing its own horn.

tere

Re: APOD: Creature Aurora Over Norway (2018 Nov 18)

Post by tere » Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:27 pm

it´s a dragon

Sa Ji Tario

Re: APOD: Creature Aurora Over Norway (2018 Nov 18)

Post by Sa Ji Tario » Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:43 pm

I see a grebe

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Re: APOD: Creature Aurora Over Norway (2018 Nov 18)

Post by RANH » Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:11 pm

:idea: Most definitely a trumpeting dragon, calling to the sky before rising.

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Re: APOD: Creature Aurora Over Norway (2018 Nov 18)

Post by Guest » Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:30 pm

clearly a swordfish

Tee Bee

Re: APOD: Creature Aurora Over Norway (2018 Nov 18)

Post by Tee Bee » Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:40 pm

The Holy Banana. Left over from the Last Supper. Still not ripe.


Aromondo3

Re: APOD: Creature Aurora Over Norway (2018 Nov 18)

Post by Aromondo3 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:43 pm

A swan, or better yet, a bird of paradise flower.

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Post by harpist@att.net » Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:42 pm

A swan

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Re: APOD: Creature Aurora Over Norway (2018 Nov 18)

Post by xerorest » Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:53 pm

The serpent Midgaurd. It's an interesting thought I had never considered about the origins of ancient myths of fantastic creature originated from. In a primitive person's eye this would certainly inspire fear and wonder and would require an explanation that would fit into their understanding of the world filled with wolves bears reptiles birds and whatever sea creatures they encountered in real life.

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Re: APOD: Creature Aurora Over Norway (2018 Nov 18)

Post by Dragonwerx » Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:01 pm

A cosmic creature, with the body of a shark and the tail of an eel. The tail has breached the surface, and is sending splashes of electrons everywhere.

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Re: APOD: Creature Aurora Over Norway (2018 Nov 18)

Post by Electric Programer » Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:23 pm

It's an elusive cosmic swordfish that has breached Earth''s atmosphere for a short time.

APA

Re: APOD: Creature Aurora Over Norway (2018 Nov 18)

Post by APA » Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:14 pm

Yes, Phoenix rising from the ashes.

Shelle

Re: APOD: Creature Aurora Over Norway (2018 Nov 18)

Post by Shelle » Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:14 pm

giant alien octopus -- we are only seeing one tentacle and top of the head!

OneWouldThink

Re: APOD: Creature Aurora Over Norway (2018 Nov 18)

Post by OneWouldThink » Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:24 am

Phoenix

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Re: APOD: Creature Aurora Over Norway (2018 Nov 18)

Post by Pnwharlan » Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:06 am

It looks like a dragon or a hummingbird