APOD: Auroras and Star Trails over Iceland (2015 May 18)

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APOD: Auroras and Star Trails over Iceland (2015 May 18)

Post by APOD Robot » Mon May 18, 2015 4:07 am

Image Auroras and Star Trails over Iceland

Explanation: It was one of the quietest nights of aurora in weeks. Even so, in northern- Iceland during last November, faint auroras lit up the sky every clear night. The featured 360-degree panorama is the digital fusion of four wide-angle cameras each simultaneously taking 101 shots over 42 minutes. In the foreground is serene Lake Myvatn dotted with picturesque rock formations left over from ancient lava flows. Low green auroras sweep across the sky above showing impressive complexity near the horizon. Stars far in the distance appear to show unusual trails -- as the Earth turned -- because early exposures were artificially faded.

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Re: APOD: Auroras and Star Trails over Iceland (2015 May 18)

Post by the old blind man » Mon May 18, 2015 4:36 am

∇, ∇. and ∇x in one picture. :mrgreen:

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Re: APOD: Auroras and Star Trails over Iceland (2015 May 18)

Post by Craine » Mon May 18, 2015 1:56 pm

I am pretty sure that is Superman making the planet spin backwards real fast.

Also...pretty :)

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Re: APOD: Auroras and Star Trails over Iceland (2015 May 18)

Post by Guest » Mon May 18, 2015 5:12 pm

The photographer had fun in the lake, as well.

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Re: APOD: Auroras and Star Trails over Iceland (2015 May 18)

Post by Boomer12k » Mon May 18, 2015 8:01 pm

That is just incredibly awesome... It would be interesting to see it frame by frame.... But would not have the impact....


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Re: APOD: Auroras and Star Trails over Iceland (2015 May 18)

Post by LocalColor » Tue May 19, 2015 3:46 am

Nice.

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Re: APOD: Auroras and Star Trails over Iceland (2015 May 18)

Post by puhbrox » Sun Jun 07, 2015 10:54 pm

Can someone explain why there are only certain lights being reflected in the water? Are those galaxies?