APOD: Perseid, Aurora, and Noctilucent Clouds (2016 Aug 11)

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APOD: Perseid, Aurora, and Noctilucent Clouds (2016 Aug 11)

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

Image Perseid, Aurora, and Noctilucent Clouds

Explanation: Night skies over northern Sweden can hold some tantalizing sights in August. Gazing toward the Big Dipper, this beautiful northern skyscape captures three of them in a single frame taken last August 12/13. Though receding from northern skies for the season, night shining or noctilucent clouds are hanging just above the horizon. Extreme altitude icy condensations on meteoric dust, they were caught here just below an early apparition of a lovely green auroral band, also shining near the edge of space. The flash of a Perseid meteor near the peak of the annual shower punctuates the scene. In fact, this year's Perseid shower will peak in the coming days, offering a continuing chance for a night sky photographer's hat trick.

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Re: APOD: Perseid, Aurora, and Noctilucent Clouds (2016 Aug 11)

Post by ddale51 » Thu Aug 11, 2016 6:57 am

This photo immediately reminded me of a very similar scene I created from a photo of a nearby lake, with a "bit" of digital enhancement. :ssmile: Art imitates ... well other art!
Twin trees in lake w comet.jpg
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Re: APOD: Perseid, Aurora, and Noctilucent Clouds (2016 Aug 11)

Post by geckzilla » Thu Aug 11, 2016 7:19 am

Sigh... lol. :P
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Re: APOD: Perseid, Aurora, and Noctilucent Clouds (2016 Aug 11)

Post by Visual_Astronomer » Thu Aug 11, 2016 3:57 pm

The Perseids could be pretty good this year - I began seeing some early arrivals over a week ago...

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Re: APOD: Perseid, Aurora, and Noctilucent Clouds (2016 Aug 11)

Post by owlice » Thu Aug 11, 2016 3:58 pm

We are forecast to have clouds for the next few days. :-(
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Re: APOD: Perseid, Aurora, and Noctilucent Clouds (2016 Aug 11)

Post by astrofotografen.se » Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:46 pm

ddale51 wrote:This photo immediately reminded me of a very similar scene I created from a photo of a nearby lake, with a "bit" of digital enhancement. :ssmile: Art imitates ... well other art!Twin trees in lake w comet.jpg
Perfect match :D

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Re: APOD: Perseid, Aurora, and Noctilucent Clouds (2016 Aug 11)

Post by Boomer12k » Fri Aug 12, 2016 12:53 am

So pretty...

I got out the Binocs and looked at the Moon, Mars, and Saturn... so here at the new place I can still do some viewing, though limited...

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