Skip to comments.Amazing time-lapse video: Aurora Borealis at Tromvik Norway (12 hours ago)
Posted on 01/22/2012 9:27:58 PM PST by bd476
This is astonishing beauty. One has to believe in God when seeing such splendor!
Here's another time-lapse video of the aurora borealis from tonight in Norway:
Aurora Time lapse from Kattfjorden (Norway)
Here is the photographer who got these beautiful shots:
I mostly shoot the aurora borealis/Northern lights in the winter season. In the summer I really enjoy the midnight sun and the incredible light you get. I take all kind of pictures but my sweet spot is landscapes that includes the ocean.
I do bracketed shots if it benefits the image.
But I really love the Lee filters. Expensive YES but it saves you a lots of time in post processing.
And the images you get with the Lee 10 stop ND, the big stopper is just amazing.
Here’s another awesome aurora video.
Thanks Mylife. I would love to see the aurora borealis someday in person but those two videos from last night and tonight in Norway come close.
the auroras have really been off the charts the last few nights. must have been a flare.
Wow! That's a beautiful view!
That video from the ISS makes me think about God in all His Glory knowing all along that we would someday see the view of our planet from a different vantage point. I hope that He is smiling during all of our discoveries of His Gifts.
Thank you, RingerSIX!
“the auroras have really been off the charts the last few nights. must have been a flare.”
Yes! There’s been a HUGH spike in solar activity of late.
I’ve never seen the aurora in person. I think I could watch that for hours, or at least until I froze my ass off.
Thanks for the ping!
I have seen it before, but not in a very long time.
I think 1980 was the most recent time.
We are entering a new 11 year solar cycle.
Very interesting. Thanks! Until tonight, I had not heard anything recently about increases in aurora borealis sightings.
Nice. Thanks for posting the link.
We are leaving the Maunder minimum and entering a new sun spot cycle.
We are seeing increased solar activity which results in more solar winds and more Aurora.
Mnehring thanks again. I looked it up on NASA and found the following info which confirms your post and the posts from Attention Surplus Disorder and mylife.
Long Duration M3.2 Class Solar Flare and CME
(video at the link below)
The Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) captured this video of the M3.2 solar flare on January 19, 2012. The graph at the top indicates corresponding X-ray measurements taken by the GOES-15 satellite. Credit: NASA/SDO/GOES-15
A long duration M-class flare began erupting on the sun at 8:42 AM ET on Thursday, January 19. The flare is shown in the above movie from the Solar Dynamics Observatory in a combination of light wavelengths. An earth-directed coronal mass ejection was associated with the solar flare. NASA’s Space Weather Services estimates that it is traveling at over 630 miles per second and will reach Earth some time on Saturday, January 21, when strong geomagnetic storms are possible and viewers can be on the look out for increased aurora.
(another video also on the same page)
A coronal mass ejection beginning at about 10 AM ET on January 19, 2012, as captured by the Solar Heliospheric Observatory’s LASCO C2 camera. Please Note: This video loops 3 times. Credit: NASA/SOHO
You’re very welcome, Alamo-Girl. Hope you enjoyed the beautiful views.
Thanks for the link, Mylife. :)
You’re very welcome, Myrddin! :)
I saw the aurora once a very long time ago in northern Pennsylvania. The whole family stood in the back yard watching. Very memorable.
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