APOD: The Aurora Tree (2021 Feb 28)

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APOD: The Aurora Tree (2021 Feb 28)

Post by APOD Robot » Sun Feb 28, 2021 5:05 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 in March of 2017 in Iceland.

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Re: APOD: The Aurora Tree (2021 Feb 28)

Post by Ann » Sun Feb 28, 2021 5:33 am

The reddish spike of light pierces the sky right between the Hyades and the Pleiades.

Nice! :D

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Re: APOD: The Aurora Tree (2021 Feb 28)

Post by orin stepanek » Sun Feb 28, 2021 12:29 pm

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the burning bush? :shock: Beautiful Aurora😎

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long necked kitty kat? :mrgreen:
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The Seneh Bush

Post by neufer » Sun Feb 28, 2021 2:20 pm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burning_bush wrote:
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<<The burning bush is an object described by the Book of Exodus[3:1–4:17] as being located on Mount Horeb. According to the narrative, the bush was on fire, but was not consumed by the flames, hence the name. In the biblical narrative, the burning bush is the location at which Moses was appointed by God to lead the Israelites out of Egypt and into Canaan. The Hebrew word in the narrative that is translated into English as bush is seneh, which refers in particular to brambles; seneh is a biblical dis legomenon, only appearing in two places, both of which describe the burning bush. It is possible that the reference to a burning bush is based on a mistaken interpretation of Sinai, a mountain described in Exodus 19:18 as being on fire. Another possibility is that the use of seneh (סנה‎ [sˈne]) may be a deliberate pun on Sinai (סיני‎), a feature common in Hebrew texts.>>
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Re: APOD: The Aurora Tree (2021 Feb 28)

Post by HellCat » Sun Feb 28, 2021 2:35 pm

Wonderful shot.
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Re: APOD: The Aurora Tree (2021 Feb 28)

Post by johnnydeep » Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:03 pm

APOD Robot wrote:
Sun Feb 28, 2021 5:05 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 in March of 2017 in Iceland.
The “tree” link (“galaxy tree”j is a pretty cool pic too!
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Re: APOD: The Aurora Tree (2021 Feb 28)

Post by orin stepanek » Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:04 pm

johnnydeep wrote:
Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:03 pm

The “tree” link (“galaxy tree”j is a pretty cool pic too!
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Did you notices in the background? They all grow like that! 8-)
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Re: APOD: The Aurora Tree (2021 Feb 28)

Post by johnnydeep » Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:13 pm

orin stepanek wrote:
Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:04 pm
johnnydeep wrote:
Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:03 pm

The “tree” link (“galaxy tree”j is a pretty cool pic too!

MWTree_Toledano_1080_annotated.jpg


Did you notices in the background? They all grow like that! 8-)
Yes. Some pretty gnarly looking trees in that part of Spain.
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Re: APOD: The Aurora Tree (2021 Feb 28)

Post by orin stepanek » Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:59 pm

johnnydeep wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:13 pm
orin stepanek wrote:
Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:04 pm
johnnydeep wrote:
Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:03 pm

The “tree” link (“galaxy tree”j is a pretty cool pic too!

MWTree_Toledano_1080_annotated.jpg


Did you notices in the background? They all grow like that! 8-)
Yes. Some pretty gnarly looking trees in that part of Spain.

Must have something to do with the kind of tree it is! :)
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