APOD: Flowing Auroras Over Norway (2010 Nov 24)

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APOD: Flowing Auroras Over Norway (2010 Nov 24)

Post by APOD Robot » Wed Nov 24, 2010 5:06 am

Image Flowing Auroras Over Norway

Explanation: Have you ever seen an aurora? Auroras are occurring again with increasing frequency. With the Sun being unusually dormant over the past three years, the amount of Sun-induced auroras has also been unusually low. More recently, however, our Sun has become increasingly active and exhibiting a greater abundance of sunspots, flares, and coronal mass ejections. Solar activity like this typically expels charged particles into the Solar System, some of which may trigger Earthly auroras. As this year unfolded, the above timelapse displays of picturesque auroras were captured above Tromsø, Norway. Curtains of auroral light, usually green, flow, shimmer and dance as energetic particles fall toward the Earth and ionize air molecules high up in the Earth's atmosphere. With solar maximum still in the future, there may be opportunities to see spectacular aurora personally over the next three years.

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Re: APOD: Flowing Auroras Over Norway (2010 Nov 24)

Post by bystander » Wed Nov 24, 2010 5:43 am

Breathtaking Recent Aurora Images from Earth and Space
http://asterisk.apod.com/vie ... 29&t=22061
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Re: APOD: Flowing Auroras Over Norway (2010 Nov 24)

Post by mexhunter » Wed Nov 24, 2010 6:09 am

A classic photo of auroras, but very nice.
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Re: APOD: Flowing Auroras Over Norway (2010 Nov 24)

Post by geckzilla » Wed Nov 24, 2010 6:15 am

You have to fullscreen that and watch it in HD!
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Post by Noz » Wed Nov 24, 2010 8:47 am

Also good to see the earth's roation as the starfield moves in the background

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Post by orin stepanek » Wed Nov 24, 2010 1:27 pm

The vimeo link is really worth watching. :D Thanks APOD!
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Re: APOD: Flowing Auroras Over Norway (2010 Nov 24)

Post by mexhunter » Wed Nov 24, 2010 1:32 pm

mexhunter wrote:A classic photo of auroras, but very nice.
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Last night saw the APOD and said it was a classic photography, today I discover an excellent Vimeo.
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Re: APOD: Flowing Auroras Over Norway (2010 Nov 24)

Post by sabiajohn » Wed Nov 24, 2010 1:41 pm

Is is still my birthday? Nov 23. My twin and I celebrated last night. Nov 23.

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Re: APOD: Flowing Auroras Over Norway (2010 Nov 24)

Post by Indigo_Sunrise » Wed Nov 24, 2010 2:28 pm

This


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absolutely


breathtaking!



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Post by owlice » Wed Nov 24, 2010 2:32 pm

^

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Re: APOD: Flowing Auroras Over Norway (2010 Nov 24)

Post by oyclavin » Wed Nov 24, 2010 2:34 pm

Beautiful! Thank-you for sharing this. :D :roll:

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Re: APOD: Flowing Auroras Over Norway (2010 Nov 24)

Post by dasher251 » Wed Nov 24, 2010 2:39 pm

Wonderful sight & also noticed several fast moving streaks in sky .Saw a unusal streak going from the 5,oclock position to 1 oclock Wondering who else saw it & would like to know what people think it might be.

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Post by dasher251 » Wed Nov 24, 2010 2:44 pm

dasher251 wrote:Wonderful sight & also noticed several fast moving streaks in sky .Saw a unusal streak going from the 5,oclock position to 1 oclock Wondering who else saw it & would like to know what people think it might be.
Small fuzzy streak actually appears at the 1 or 2 o'clock position goin towards the horizon at the 5 or 6 o,clock position

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Re: APOD: Flowing Auroras Over Norway (2010 Nov 24)

Post by D. B. Cooper » Wed Nov 24, 2010 11:24 pm

No Flash, no Javascript. I saw nothing.

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Post by Chris Peterson » Wed Nov 24, 2010 11:39 pm

D. B. Cooper wrote:No Flash, no Javascript. I saw nothing.
No surprise.

If you just blindly disable Flash and JS, you lock yourself out of much of what the Internet offers. And the number of pages depending on one or both continues to grow. There are ways to limit the more undesirable aspects of both without completely disabling them.
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Re: APOD: Flowing Auroras Over Norway (2010 Nov 24)

Post by Anne Noise » Thu Nov 25, 2010 6:49 am

Once, when I was eight or nine, in Chicago, fairly far south for aurorae. It was absolutely incredible, one of my favorite childhood memories, standing in the driveway with my mom and dad, already obsessed with space and science... my mind was blown. Part of me wants to see more, many, many more, and part of me loves the memory enough to keep it singular...

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Re: APOD: Flowing Auroras Over Norway (2010 Nov 24)

Post by Céline Richard » Thu Nov 25, 2010 11:05 pm

Hi! :saturn:

"Flowing Auroras Over Norway" is such a wonderful picture! I love it :D
I dream of seeing Northern Lights (or Southern Lights) in reality, one day :D Perhaps i will.
Anyway, i am afraid of what i could really see. Indeed, after having made so beautiful dreams, thanks to this picture, i am expecting to see, one day, a sky as beautiful as this one... But could i ? It might be so rare to admire such an extraordinary view :)
Have a very nice day!

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Re: APOD: Flowing Auroras Over Norway (2010 Nov 24)

Post by NoelC » Mon Nov 29, 2010 6:17 pm

Simply stunning, breathtaking videography. Doubly so for this southern boy who has never seen an aurora display in person.

I love that we have modern hardware that can capture such noiseless, clean imagery, and that there are such talented people out there making good use of it.

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