APOD: Creature Aurora Over Norway (2023 Nov 05)

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APOD: Creature Aurora Over Norway (2023 Nov 05)

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

Image Creature Aurora Over Norway

Explanation: It was Halloween and the sky looked like a creature. Exactly which creature, the astrophotographer was unsure (but possibly you can suggest one). Exactly what caused this eerie apparition in 2013 was sure: one of the best auroral displays that year. This spectacular aurora had an unusually high degree of detail. Pictured here, the vivid green and purple auroral colors are caused by high atmospheric oxygen and nitrogen reacting to a burst of incoming electrons. Birch trees in Tromsø, Norway formed an also eerie foreground. Frequently, new photogenic auroras accompany new geomagnetic storms.

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Re: APOD: Creature Aurora Over Norway (2023 Nov 05)

Post by DontHave1 » Sun Nov 05, 2023 10:56 am

It looks like no creature I've ever seen but it looks like it is dancing with the tree on the right of photograph.

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Re: APOD: Creature Aurora Over Norway (2023 Nov 05)

Post by PaulBeedle » Sun Nov 05, 2023 12:03 pm

It looks like a phoenix rising from the ashes.

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Re: APOD: Creature Aurora Over Norway (2023 Nov 05)

Post by saturno2 » Sun Nov 05, 2023 1:55 pm

Mmm. It is a Giant shark

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Re: APOD: Creature Aurora Over Norway (2023 Nov 05)

Post by Pleiades12 » Sun Nov 05, 2023 5:01 pm

Valkyrie

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Re: APOD: Creature Aurora Over Norway (2023 Nov 05)

Post by 251billyg » Sun Nov 05, 2023 5:40 pm

I see a Narwhal.

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Re: APOD: Creature Aurora Over Norway (2023 Nov 05)

Post by johnnydeep » Sun Nov 05, 2023 6:20 pm

It's clearly the Supreme Hummingbird just stopping by for a brief visit:

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Re: APOD: Creature Aurora Over Norway (2023 Nov 05)

Post by kfiscus » Sun Nov 05, 2023 8:19 pm

It's a sailfish. It even has the right electric colors!

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Re: APOD: Creature Aurora Over Norway (2023 Nov 05)

Post by johnnydeep » Sun Nov 05, 2023 8:35 pm

kfiscus wrote: Sun Nov 05, 2023 8:19 pm It's a sailfish. It even has the right electric colors!
Like this? I don't see much of a resemblance, though I've been known to lack imagination.


EDIT: ok, it matches better if this image is rotated 90 degrees clockwise!
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Re: APOD: Creature Aurora Over Norway (2023 Nov 05)

Post by Jerijob » Sun Nov 05, 2023 9:26 pm

I see the Statue of Liberty unmoored in all her glory.

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Re: APOD: Creature Aurora Over Norway (2023 Nov 05)

Post by dlkutlesa.dka@gmail.com » Sun Nov 05, 2023 10:29 pm

I say it's "Mighty Gargantua" The Cobra :o}

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Re: APOD: Creature Aurora Over Norway (2023 Nov 05)

Post by orin stepanek » Sun Nov 05, 2023 11:01 pm

CreatureAurora_Salomonsen_960.jpg
I don't know anout you; but I'm staying away
from that Aurora guy; he looks dangerous! :D
Beautiful photo! Kudos to the photograper! 8-)
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Re: APOD: Creature Aurora Over Norway (2023 Nov 05)

Post by Guest » Mon Nov 06, 2023 12:19 am

Giant screaming king cobra

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Re: APOD: Creature Aurora Over Norway (2023 Nov 05)

Post by Brenda* » Mon Nov 06, 2023 12:37 am

Phoenix rising.

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Re: APOD: Creature Aurora Over Norway (2023 Nov 05)

Post by A vent » Mon Nov 06, 2023 4:37 am

Hello old friend, good to see you again. Thankful for these wormholes that we can share our experiences with. Thankful we can share this light in the dark.

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Re: APOD: Creature Aurora Over Norway (2023 Nov 05)

Post by a.niwa » Mon Nov 06, 2023 4:29 pm

How about peacock opening its tail.

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Re: APOD: Creature Aurora Over Norway (2023 Nov 05)

Post by starsurfer » Wed Nov 08, 2023 11:28 pm

Click to play embedded YouTube video.

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Re: APOD: Creature Aurora Over Norway (2023 Nov 05)

Post by Patsy Wyman » Fri Dec 01, 2023 10:14 am

These amazing moments are often caught in nature photography, which helps us appreciate the beauty of the world around us.