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Amazing time-lapse video: Aurora Borealis at Tromvik Norway (12 hours ago)
Vimeo Video ^ | January 22, 2012 | Helge Mortensen

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:



Helge Mortensen

Tromsø, Norway

arcticshooter.blogspot.com/

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.



TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Astronomy; Outdoors; Science; Travel; Weather
KEYWORDS: astronomy; aurora; auroraborealis; northernlights; norway

1 posted on 01/22/2012 9:28:07 PM PST by bd476
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To: bd476

Very cool.


2 posted on 01/22/2012 9:31:37 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: bd476

Here’s another awesome aurora video.

http://vimeo.com/32001208


3 posted on 01/22/2012 9:38:13 PM PST by RingerSIX (My wife and I took an AIDS vaccine that they offer down at our Church.)
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To: mylife

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.


4 posted on 01/22/2012 9:39:36 PM PST by bd476
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To: bd476

the auroras have really been off the charts the last few nights. must have been a flare.


5 posted on 01/22/2012 9:55:13 PM PST by mnehring
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To: RingerSIX; onyx; Lady Jag; TheOldLady; trisham; RedMDer; DJ MacWoW; JoeProBono; musicman; ...
RingerSIX wrote: "Here's another awesome aurora video.

http://vimeo.com/32001208 "


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!

6 posted on 01/22/2012 9:59:39 PM PST by bd476
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To: mnehring

“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.


7 posted on 01/22/2012 9:59:42 PM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (The only economic certainty: When it all blows up, Krugman will say we didn't spend enough.)
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To: bd476

Thanks for the ping!


8 posted on 01/22/2012 10:05:40 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: bd476

I have seen it before, but not in a very long time.

I think 1980 was the most recent time.


9 posted on 01/22/2012 10:07:25 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

We are entering a new 11 year solar cycle.


10 posted on 01/22/2012 10:08:41 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mnehring
mnehring wrote: "the auroras have really been off the charts the last few nights. must have been a flare."

Very interesting. Thanks! Until tonight, I had not heard anything recently about increases in aurora borealis sightings.

11 posted on 01/22/2012 10:09:46 PM PST by bd476
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To: bd476
As viewed from Space.
12 posted on 01/22/2012 10:13:20 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: bd476

Nice. Thanks for posting the link.


13 posted on 01/22/2012 10:23:27 PM PST by Myrddin
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To: bd476

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.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maunder_Minimum


14 posted on 01/22/2012 10:23:27 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mnehring; Attention Surplus Disorder; mylife

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
01.19.12

(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

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/news/News011912-M3.2flare-cme.html


15 posted on 01/22/2012 10:23:49 PM PST by bd476
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To: Alamo-Girl

You’re very welcome, Alamo-Girl. Hope you enjoyed the beautiful views.


16 posted on 01/22/2012 10:51:11 PM PST by bd476
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To: mylife

Thanks for the link, Mylife. :)


17 posted on 01/22/2012 10:52:15 PM PST by bd476
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To: Myrddin

You’re very welcome, Myrddin! :)


18 posted on 01/22/2012 10:57:10 PM PST by bd476
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To: mylife
Been 40 years sice we lived in rural Alaska, but remember them like it was yesterday. On a cold still winter night, it was wondrous to see the multicolored curtains fluxuwating (yeah I know, no such word) and changing color across the starlit sky. I swear there were times when we thought could hear it crackling.
19 posted on 01/23/2012 1:26:53 AM PST by Sea Parrot (Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors... and miss. — Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: bd476

I saw the aurora once a very long time ago in northern Pennsylvania. The whole family stood in the back yard watching. Very memorable.


20 posted on 01/23/2012 4:02:48 AM PST by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: SunkenCiv

Ping


21 posted on 01/23/2012 5:46:41 AM PST by randita
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To: bd476
Nice.

ML/NJ

22 posted on 01/23/2012 6:28:39 AM PST by ml/nj
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To: ml/nj; randita; SunkenCiv; R. Scott; Sea Parrot; mylife; Alamo-Girl; mnehring; ...
NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day

Aurora borealis over Norway January 24, 2012



January Aurora Over Norway Image Credit & Copyright: Bjørn Jørgensen

Explanation: What's that in the sky? An aurora. A large coronal mass ejection occurred on our Sun five days ago, throwing a cloud of fast moving electrons, protons, and ions toward the Earth.

Although most of this cloud passed above the Earth, some of it impacted our Earth's magnetosphere and resulted in spectacular auroras being seen at high northern latitudes. Pictured above is a particularly photogenic auroral corona captured last night above Grotfjord, Norway.

To some, this shimmering green glow of recombining atmospheric oxygen might appear as a large eagle, but feel free to share what it looks like to you. This round of solar activity is not yet over -- a new and even more powerful solar flare occurred yesterday that might provide more amazing aurora as soon as tonight.

NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day


23 posted on 01/24/2012 3:00:11 AM PST by bd476
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To: bd476

Looks like it was directly overhead.


24 posted on 01/24/2012 3:30:47 AM PST by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: bd476

More on the way tonight.


25 posted on 01/24/2012 3:32:25 AM PST by rintense
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To: bd476

I was chuckling to myself after seeing that one yesterday, thinking that it looks almost like an eagle. The beak isn’t quite there, but it’s close. And then the thought struck me... that given enough time of human history, one of these must have made a pretty reasonable facsimile of a face... and scared the devil out of someone.


26 posted on 01/24/2012 12:57:45 PM PST by RingerSIX (My wife and I took an AIDS vaccine that they offer down at our Church.)
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To: bd476

Thank you so much for the beautiful photo!


27 posted on 01/24/2012 8:09:28 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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