APOD: January Aurora Over Norway (2012 Jan 24)

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APOD: January Aurora Over Norway (2012 Jan 24)

Postby APOD Robot » Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:06 am

Image January Aurora Over Norway

Explanation: What's that in the sky? An aurora. A large coronal mass ejection occurred on our Sun five days ago, 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. Pictured above is a particularly photogenic auroral corona captured last night 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. This round of solar activity is not yet over -- a new and even more powerful solar flare occurred yesterday that might provide more amazing aurora as soon as tonight.

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Re: APOD: January Aurora Over Norway (2012 Jan 24)

Postby beer » Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:16 am

This looks like the country of Thailand where I grew up!

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Re: APOD: January Aurora Over Norway (2012 Jan 24)

Postby dolfen » Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:29 am

This looks like a preliminary act to the really 'big show' to come later this year and into 2013 when our nearest star really kicks up her heals. It ought to be something to behold, perhaps even transformational! Not a thing to fear, but to embrace.

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Re: APOD: January Aurora Over Norway (2012 Jan 24)

Postby bystander » Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:38 am

If you set to work to believe everything, you will tire out the believing-muscles of your mind,
and then you'll be so weak you won't be able to believe the simplest true things.
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Re: APOD: January Aurora Over Norway (2012 Jan 24)

Postby Mactavish » Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:40 am

Today’s APOD has an abundance of good links which, in turn, lead to even more great aurora images. The video at http://vimeo.com/21294655 is especially worth a viewing.

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Re: APOD: January Aurora Over Norway (2012 Jan 24)

Postby robolt » Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:47 am

The crest of the eagle's head also looks like a slender lion leaping from left to right

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Re: APOD: January Aurora Over Norway (2012 Jan 24)

Postby Hugue » Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:52 am

It looks like a Jellyfish

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Re: APOD: January Aurora Over Norway (2012 Jan 24)

Postby starstruck » Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:02 am

Oh, WOW! What a stunning picture! And it seems even more remarkable that such a gorgeous view should have been taken only last night . . how lucky we are to be able to see it so soon. Being quite a keen photographer myself, I can really appreciate the thrill that this photographer must have felt, knowing he had captured such a wonderful view of such an amazing phenomenon. A great composition, with those dramatic mountains beneath the ethereal glow. Beautifully done!

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Re: APOD: January Aurora Over Norway (2012 Jan 24)

Postby islader2 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:09 am

. . . and the rockets red glare/the bombs bursting in air . . . Kinda patriotic, ain't it? Three smilies for the red, white and blue! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: APOD: January Aurora Over Norway (2012 Jan 24)

Postby Flase » Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:40 am

The largest eagle that ever lived was the Haast's Eagle. Below is an image of one attacking the giant moa, which grew to 7feet tall. They also sometimes ate the Maori who hunted the moa to extinction.
In some countries, people live amongst tigers and leopards, but you can build fences to keep them out. Imagine living amongst eagles big enough to swoop down and pluck a six-foot man from the street and take off with him. They would probably also like sheep.
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Re: APOD: January Aurora Over Norway (2012 Jan 24)

Postby Aristaeus » Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:49 am

Looks to me like a toadstool.

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Re: APOD: January Aurora Over Norway (2012 Jan 24)

Postby agulesin » Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:18 am

O' the light of lights!
O' the Illuminator of light!
O' the Creator of light!
O' the Planner of light!
O' the Estimator of light!
O' the Light of all Lights!
O' the Light that proceeds in existence every light!
O' the light that will survive every lights!
O' the Light that is above every light!
O' the Light like of which there is no light!

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Re: APOD: January Aurora Over Norway (2012 Jan 24)

Postby Khono » Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:36 am

It looks to me like one of the creatures in the movie The Abyss.

http://www.steveburg.com/images/Movie_P ... anta_s.jpg

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Re: APOD: January Aurora Over Norway (2012 Jan 24)

Postby Beyond » Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:41 am

agulesin wrote:O' the light of lights!
O' the Illuminator of light!
O' the Creator of light!
O' the Planner of light!
O' the Estimator of light!
O' the Light of all Lights!
O' the Light that proceeds in existence every light!
O' the light that will survive every lights!
O' the Light that is above every light!
O' the Light like of which there is no light!

(cevsenul-kebir)

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Re: APOD: January Aurora Over Norway (2012 Jan 24)

Postby Guest » Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:54 am


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Re: APOD: January Aurora Over Norway (2012 Jan 24)

Postby Sinan İpek » Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:58 am

Why doesn't he cloud of ions ejected by the Sun neutralise itself in its way towards Earth? It has electrons and protons in it. So they can form neutral atoms, don't you think?

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Re: APOD: January Aurora Over Norway (2012 Jan 24)

Postby Beyond » Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:14 am

What :?: And take all the fun out of being nuked :?: Not to mention no more nice Auroras :!:
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Re: APOD: January Aurora Over Norway (2012 Jan 24)

Postby Mizar » Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:25 am

It looks like an American Indian, on the top part. The face is on the left with the feathered headdress flowing out to the right. :ssmile:

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Re: APOD: January Aurora Over Norway (2012 Jan 24)

Postby i_berbeu » Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:45 am

I agree, it looks more like an American Indian or even only a face that is moving really fast

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Re: APOD: January Aurora Over Norway (2012 Jan 24)

Postby Bernard Rooney » Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:22 am


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Re: APOD: January Aurora Over Norway (2012 Jan 24)

Postby Bernard Rooney » Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:30 am


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Re: APOD: January Aurora Over Norway (2012 Jan 24)

Postby Skoot » Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:43 pm

beer wrote:This looks like the country of Thailand where I grew up!

I came here to say this, except I didn't grow up there... my wife did.

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Re: APOD: January Aurora Over Norway (2012 Jan 24)

Postby stargirl » Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:45 pm

It looks like a luna moth!

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Re: APOD: January Aurora Over Norway (2012 Jan 24)

Postby Chibi » Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:00 pm

Year of the Dragon! Emerald Dragon brings prosperity!

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Re: APOD: January Aurora Over Norway (2012 Jan 24)

Postby blackdog » Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:05 pm

It looks like person bursting through the surface of a body of water.


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