APOD: The Aurora Tree (2017 Mar 20)

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APOD: The Aurora Tree (2017 Mar 20)

Post by APOD Robot » Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:07 am

Image The Aurora Tree

Explanation: Yes, but can your tree do this? Pictured is a visual coincidence between the dark branches of a nearby tree and bright glow of a distant aurora. The beauty of the aurora -- combined with how it seemed to mimic a tree right nearby -- mesmerized the photographer to such a degree that he momentarily forgot to take pictures. When viewed at the right angle, it seemed that this tree had aurora for leaves! Fortunately, before the aurora morphed into a different overall shape, he came to his senses and capture the awe-inspiring momentary coincidence. Typically triggered by solar explosions, aurora are caused by high energy electrons impacting the Earth's atmosphere around 150 kilometers up. The unusual Earth-sky collaboration was witnessed earlier this month in Iceland.

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Re: APOD: The Aurora Tree (2017 Mar 20)

Post by Boomer12k » Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:32 am

Hmmm....maybe that was what the "Burning Bush" was... but I doubt it...

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Re: APOD: The Aurora Tree (2017 Mar 20)

Post by RedFishBlueFish » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:13 am


One hopes.

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Re: APOD: The Aurora Tree (2017 Mar 20)

Post by ta152h0 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:48 am

Maybe tomorrow we can get a " Jupiter Tree ". Nice planet to be seen on a clear night here at 48 North, 122 West
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Re: APOD: The Aurora Tree (2017 Mar 20)

Post by neufer » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:49 am

RedFishBlueFish wrote:
Timing! One hopes.
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Re: APOD: The Aurora Tree (2017 Mar 20)

Post by Fred the Cat » Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:12 pm

Auror-awe I'd agree but that "symmetree" is broken. I see it right there on the ground. No bull. :ssmile:

Well actually, I'd go out on that missing limb, there is Bull. :wink:
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