APOD: Time Lapse Auroras Over Norway (2013 Dec 29)

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APOD: Time Lapse Auroras Over Norway (2013 Dec 29)

Post by APOD Robot » Sun Dec 29, 2013 5:06 am

Image Time Lapse Auroras Over Norway

Explanation: Sometimes, after your eyes adapt to the dark, a spectacular sky appears. Such was the case in 2011 March when one of the largest auroral displays in recent years appeared over northern locations like the border between Norway and Russia. Pictured in the above time-lapse movie, auroras flow over snow covered landscapes, trees, clouds, mountains and lakes found near Kirkenes, Norway. Many times the auroras are green, as high energy particles strike the Earth's atmosphere, causing the air to glow as electrons resettle into their oxygen hosts. Other colors are occasionally noticeable as atmospheric nitrogen also becomes affected. In later sequences the Moon and rising stars are also visible. With the Sun currently hovering near its time of maximum activity, there may be many opportunities to see similarly spectacular auroras personally, even from areas much closer to the equator.

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Re: APOD: Time Lapse Auroras Over Norway (2013 Dec 29)

Post by Boomer12k » Sun Dec 29, 2013 10:32 am

The awesome spectacle of nature's energy....

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Re: APOD: Time Lapse Auroras Over Norway (2013 Dec 29)

Post by geckzilla » Mon Dec 30, 2013 3:53 am

It may seem like there is little discussion on this video, but in fact at Facebook there was a lengthy one regarding an odd glitch in the middle of the video which made some stars look funny at around the 1:13 mark.

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Re: APOD: Time Lapse Auroras Over Norway (2013 Dec 29)

Post by Beyond » Mon Dec 30, 2013 5:54 am

I didn't see any funny looking stars. But that doesn't mean very much, coming from me. :mrgreen:
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Re: APOD: Time Lapse Auroras Over Norway (2013 Dec 29)

Post by BMAONE23 » Mon Dec 30, 2013 6:10 pm

I noticed an odd Blue Glowing linb segment at about 1:40 (must have been a Blue Spruce :wink: )