APOD: An Unexpected Aurora over Norway (2015 May 04)

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APOD: An Unexpected Aurora over Norway (2015 May 04)

Post by APOD Robot » Mon May 04, 2015 4:10 am

Image An Unexpected Aurora over Norway

Explanation: Sometimes the sky lights up unexpectedly. A trip to northern Norway to photograph auroras was not going as well as hoped. It was now past midnight in Steinsvik, Troms, in northern Norway, and the date was 2014 February 8. Despite recent activity on the Sun, the skies were disappointing. Therefore, the astrophotographer began packing up to go. His brother began searching for a missing lens cap. When the sky suddenly exploded with spectacular aurora. Reacting quickly, a sequence detailing dramatic green curtains was captured, with the bright Moon near the image center, and the lens-cap seeking brother on the far right. The auroral flare lasted only a few minutes, but the memory of this event, the photographer speculates, will last much longer.

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Re: APOD: An Unexpected Aurora over Norway (2015 May 04)

Post by the old blind man » Mon May 04, 2015 4:33 am

All hail Aurora -- the workhorse of APOD. :lol2:

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Re: APOD: An Unexpected Aurora over Norway (2015 May 04)

Post by illexsquid » Mon May 04, 2015 6:20 am

I kept waiting to find out if the brother ever found his lens cap.

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Re: APOD: An Unexpected Aurora over Norway (2015 May 04)

Post by starsurfer » Mon May 04, 2015 11:59 am

Aren't aurorae lovely?! I wonder what a hug under aurorae in the sky would feel like (probably cosmic)? :D

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Re: APOD: An Unexpected Aurora over Norway (2015 May 04)

Post by Ron-Astro Pharmacist » Mon May 04, 2015 4:01 pm

I hadn't realized that, despite traveling north or south to personally witness auroras,it was such a hit or miss adventure.

http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/the-magic ... rn-lights/

But good things happen to those who wait. :)
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Re: APOD: An Unexpected Aurora over Norway (2015 May 04)

Post by Meagain » Mon May 04, 2015 5:59 pm

But still no photo of a blue moon? not the second full moon in a month either you calendar astronomers but a real blue coloured moon .. and not a false coloured image either!! Sheesh!!
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Re: APOD: An Unexpected Aurora over Norway (2015 May 04)

Post by Boomer12k » Mon May 04, 2015 9:17 pm

Awesome...you just never know....but he GOT IT!!

Hope Bro' found the lens cap....

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