APOD: Aurora over Sweden (2020 May 31)

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APOD: Aurora over Sweden (2020 May 31)

Post by APOD Robot » Sun May 31, 2020 4:05 am

Image Aurora over Sweden

Explanation: It was bright and green and stretched across the sky. This striking aurora display was captured in 2016 just outside of Östersund, Sweden. Six photographic fields were merged to create the featured panorama spanning almost 180 degrees. Particularly striking aspects of this aurora include its sweeping arc-like shape and its stark definition. Lake Storsjön is seen in the foreground, while several familiar constellations and the star Polaris are visible through the aurora, far in the background. Coincidently, the aurora appears to avoid the Moon visible on the lower left. The aurora appeared a day after a large hole opened in the Sun's corona allowing particularly energetic particles to flow out into the Solar System. The green color of the aurora is caused by oxygen atoms recombining with ambient electrons high in the Earth's atmosphere.

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Re: APOD: Aurora over Sweden (2020 May 31)

Post by RocketRon » Sun May 31, 2020 5:27 am

Stunning image, just stunning.

You could sell tickets to see that, if seeing it like that was guaranteed
And self-isolating wasn't a problem ... ?

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Re: APOD: Aurora over Sweden (2020 May 31)

Post by orin stepanek » Sun May 31, 2020 10:30 am

AuroraSweden_Strand_960_Annotated.jpg
Nice! 8-)
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Re: APOD: Aurora over Sweden (2020 May 31)

Post by NHcycler » Sun May 31, 2020 12:06 pm

RocketRon wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 5:27 am
Stunning image, just stunning.

You could sell tickets to see that, if seeing it like that was guaranteed
And self-isolating wasn't a problem ... ?
This photo was taken in 2016. You could have sold all of the standing-room-only tickets you wanted!

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Re: APOD: Aurora over Sweden (2020 May 31)

Post by Jerome68 » Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:57 pm

orin stepanek wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 10:30 am
AuroraSweden_Strand_960_Annotated.jpg

Nice! 8-)
Wow, this photo is real? (of course not counting the labels indicating the constellations), but the foto of that aurora is real? it is very beautiful

RocketRon

Re: APOD: Aurora over Sweden (2020 May 31)

Post by RocketRon » Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:27 pm

I was thinking more of selling tickets to a repeat performance.

Sunspot activity being suitable, of course.
And even then no guarantees ?