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- Otto Posterman
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Auroral Corona over Norway
Higher than the highest mountain lies the realm of the aurora. Auroras rarely reach below 60 kilometers, and can range up to 1000 kilometers. Aurora light results from energetic electrons
striking atoms and molecules in the Earth's atmosphere
. Somewhat uncommon, an auroral corona
appears as a center point for a surrounding display and may occur when an aurora develops directly overhead, or when auroral rays
are pointed nearly toward the observer. This picturesque
but brief green and purple aurora exhibition
occurred last month high above Kvaløya
. The Sessøyfjorden fjord
runs through the foreground, while numerous stars are visible far in the distance.
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Awesome display....interesting perspective, basically right under one...
Love the colors.
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Just below centre in the picture, there are two faint white streaks - almost horizontal. The picture itself seems to be a short exposure as the stars remain points. Could it be meteors?
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Does Norway have special attributes that attract celestial events or is it where photographers like to live ?
- Abominable Snowman
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ta152h0 wrote:Does Norway have special attributes that attract celestial events or is it where photographers like to live ?
It is well situated with respect to the Earth's magnetic pole to experience auroras. And having a healthy, wealthy population with the time and resources to record those auroras doesn't hurt, either.
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guess that's a good explanation
I spent a termn at the University of Oslo but didn't manage to go to the north to see aurora during winter time.
Seeing such pictures makes me think I should have...