APOD: Northern Lights above Lofoten (2016 Jun 16)

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APOD: Northern Lights above Lofoten (2016 Jun 16)

Post by APOD Robot » Thu Jun 16, 2016 4:11 am

Image Northern Lights above Lofoten

Explanation: The Aurora Borealis or northern lights are familiar visitors to night skies above the village of Reine in the Lofoten Islands, Norway, planet Earth. In this scene, captured from a mountaintop camp site, the auroral curtains do seem to create an eerie tension with the coastal lights though. A modern perspective on the world at night, the stunning image was chosen as the over all winner in The World at Night's 2016 International Earth and Sky Photo Contest. Selections were made from over 900 entries highlighting the beauty of the night sky and its battle with light pollution.

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Re: APOD: Northern Lights above Lofoten (2016 Jun 16)

Post by bystander » Thu Jun 16, 2016 5:29 am

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Re: APOD: Northern Lights above Lofoten (2016 Jun 16)

Post by Boomer12k » Thu Jun 16, 2016 6:32 am

Awesome Pic.... light pollution not withstanding...

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Re: APOD: Northern Lights above Lofoten (2016 Jun 16)

Post by bystander » Thu Jun 16, 2016 1:31 pm

More 2016 International Earth and Sky Photo Contest from TWAN
http://asterisk.apod.com/viewtopic.php?t=36013#p258555
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Re: APOD: Northern Lights above Lofoten (2016 Jun 16)

Post by Fred the Cat » Thu Jun 16, 2016 2:15 pm

It doesn't appear one might find himself there by chance. Quite off the beaten track - Reine.

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Re: APOD: Northern Lights above Lofoten (2016 Jun 16)

Post by heehaw » Fri Jun 17, 2016 1:06 am

Neon lights high above our heads! Imagine, 10,000 years ago, what we (they) thought on seeing such things!

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Re: APOD: Northern Lights above Lofoten (2016 Jun 16)

Post by yet another mike » Sat Jun 18, 2016 12:59 am

gorgeous photo I like all the lights above and below.