APOD: Ghost Aurora over Canada (2023 Oct 22)

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APOD: Ghost Aurora over Canada (2023 Oct 22)

Post by APOD Robot » Sun Oct 22, 2023 4:05 am

Image Ghost Aurora over Canada

Explanation: What does this aurora look like to you? While braving the cold to watch the skies above northern Canada early one morning in 2013, a most unusual aurora appeared. The aurora definitely appeared to be shaped like something, but what? Two ghostly possibilities recorded by the astrophotographer were "witch" and "goddess of dawn", but please feel free to suggest your own Halloween-enhanced impressions. Regardless of fantastical pareidolic interpretations, the pictured aurora had a typical green color and was surely caused by the scientifically commonplace action of high-energy particles from space interacting with oxygen in Earth's upper atmosphere. In the image foreground, at the bottom, is a frozen Alexandra Falls, while evergreen trees cross the middle.

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Re: APOD: Ghost Aurora over Canada (2023 Oct 22)

Post by Mortedartius » Sun Oct 22, 2023 4:15 am

Zeus with his Eagle? Not very Halloweenie, but I am an Australian anyway (though yes, Halloween has infiltrated Australia). The Eagle (on Zeus's shoulder) is really the defining thing, whether the rest looks like Zeus, maybe all his robes, is debatable.

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Re: APOD: Ghost Aurora over Canada (2023 Oct 22)

Post by pamela.mellor@gmail.com » Sun Oct 22, 2023 8:59 am

Archangel Aurora

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Re: APOD: Ghost Aurora over Canada (2023 Oct 22)

Post by Royalbeagle » Sun Oct 22, 2023 12:32 pm

It looks like a phoenix carrying a lorax to me.

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Re: APOD: Ghost Aurora over Canada (2023 Oct 22)

Post by wilddouglascounty » Sun Oct 22, 2023 1:32 pm

Woman with a pheasant flying right overhead

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Re: APOD: Ghost Aurora over Canada (2023 Oct 22)

Post by starshiprider » Sun Oct 22, 2023 1:56 pm

Phoenix and the Dementor

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Re: APOD: Ghost Aurora over Canada (2023 Oct 22)

Post by Maxedwell7 » Sun Oct 22, 2023 2:52 pm

It think the apparition looks like a lady falconer.

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Re: APOD: Ghost Aurora over Canada (2023 Oct 22)

Post by darkwing4 » Sun Oct 22, 2023 3:00 pm

I imagined the shape of an angel and a dove flying overhead,, :-)

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Re: APOD: Ghost Aurora over Canada (2023 Oct 22)

Post by Aslandra » Sun Oct 22, 2023 3:26 pm

Hello !

I, too, thought angels but then...thought of CS Lewis and the Space Trilogy and so I'll suggest eldila or oyeresu, or perhaps even The Old One, Maleldil, and The Third One ? I'm envisioning a third apparition in front of the large figure....
<G> The wonders of Creation !

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Re: APOD: Ghost Aurora over Canada (2023 Oct 22)

Post by Xetal1947 » Sun Oct 22, 2023 5:49 pm

Gotta be Santa's Sunday best beard! :D

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Re: APOD: Ghost Aurora over Canada (2023 Oct 22)

Post by orin stepanek » Sun Oct 22, 2023 8:10 pm

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Oh yes; Halloween = Witches! 8-)
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Now there's a cute kitten goblin! :D
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Re: APOD: Ghost Aurora over Canada (2023 Oct 22)

Post by a.niwa » Sun Oct 22, 2023 9:49 pm

How about Medusa?

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Re: APOD: Ghost Aurora over Canada (2023 Oct 22)

Post by TPPM » Sun Oct 22, 2023 11:46 pm

A person, possibly a woman, with a bird possibly a raven on or over their head. Possibly an apperation of significance to Native Americans/First Nations.

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Re: APOD: Ghost Aurora over Canada (2023 Oct 22)

Post by Gadgetgirl58 » Mon Oct 23, 2023 1:53 am

It’s the Virgin Mary and the Holy Spirit.

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Re: APOD: Ghost Aurora over Canada (2023 Oct 22)

Post by chef.mabes » Tue Oct 24, 2023 6:32 pm

Hello there! I honestly think that the image looks like “Gandalf the White Wizard” 8-)
The image is simply breathtaking! Thank you so much for sharing it!

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Re: APOD: Ghost Aurora over Canada (2023 Oct 22)

Post by SpaceCowboy » Fri Nov 03, 2023 6:03 pm

Looks like Dumbledore and his phoenix overhead.