APOD: Eagle Aurora over Norway (2019 Jul 14)

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APOD: Eagle Aurora over Norway (2019 Jul 14)

Post by APOD Robot » Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:06 am

Image Eagle Aurora over Norway

Explanation: What's that in the sky? An aurora. A large coronal mass ejection occurred on our Sun five days before this 2012 image was taken, throwing a cloud of fast moving electrons, protons, and ions toward the Earth. Although most of this cloud passed above the Earth, some of it impacted our Earth's magnetosphere and resulted in spectacular auroras being seen at high northern latitudes. Featured here is a particularly photogenic auroral corona captured above Grotfjord, Norway. To some, this shimmering green glow of recombining atmospheric oxygen might appear as a large eagle, but feel free to share what it looks like to you. Although the Sun is near Solar Minimum, streams of the solar wind continue to impact the Earth and create impressive auroras visible even last week.

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Re: APOD: Eagle Aurora over Norway (2019 Jul 14)

Post by BDanielMayfield » Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:52 am

...might appear as a large eagle, but feel free to share what it looks like to you.
The beak's all wrong for an eagle. North American birds with long, down curved beaks include Ibis, Curlews and Wood Storks.
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Re: APOD: Eagle Aurora over Norway (2019 Jul 14)

Post by orin stepanek » Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:58 am

Like Mikey brothers would say; He likes it!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLQ0LZSnJFE
Well I like this Photo! :D
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Re: APOD: Eagle Aurora over Norway (2019 Jul 14)

Post by slackersmom » Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:53 am

It's clearly a palm tree.

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Re: APOD: Eagle Aurora over Norway (2019 Jul 14)

Post by Chris Peterson » Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:10 pm

BDanielMayfield wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:52 am
...might appear as a large eagle, but feel free to share what it looks like to you.
The beak's all wrong for an eagle. North American birds with long, down curved beaks include Ibis, Curlews and Wood Storks.
You're seeing it wrong. It's an eagle with a big fish hanging out of its beak! ;-)
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Re: APOD: Eagle Aurora over Norway (2019 Jul 14)

Post by Tripedis Canis » Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:48 pm

It looks like Morton Harket's mullet to me.

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Re: APOD: Eagle Aurora over Norway (2019 Jul 14)

Post by Cousin Ricky » Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:43 pm

Looks like a cross between a bald eagle and a pelican. (And point taken about the ibis, curlew, and wood stork.)

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Re: APOD: Eagle Aurora over Norway (2019 Jul 14)

Post by agedashi tofu » Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:29 pm

I see a nordic war axe with a facial, bearded figure (with a badass hairdo) looking downward to the right.