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Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Auroras over Northern Canada
| July 14, 2014
| (see photo credit)
Posted on 07/14/2014 4:45:11 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
Explanation: Gusting solar winds and blasts of charged particles from the Sun resulted in several rewarding nights last December for those anticipating auroras. The above image captured dramatic auroras stretching across a sky near the town of Yellowknife in northern Canada. The auroras were so bright that they not only inspired awe, but were easily visible on an image exposure of only 1.3 seconds. A video taken concurrently shows the dancing sky lights evolving in real time as tourists, many there just to see auroras, respond with cheers. The conical dwellings on the image right are teepees, while far in the background, near the image center, is the constellation of Orion.
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TOPICS: Astronomy; Astronomy Picture of the Day; Science
KEYWORDS: apod; astronomy; aurora; canada; science
[Credit & Copyright: Kwon, O Chul (TWAN)]
posted on 07/14/2014 4:45:11 PM PDT
To: brytlea; cripplecreek; decimon; bigheadfred; KoRn; Grammy; steelyourfaith; Mmogamer; dayglored; ...
posted on 07/14/2014 4:45:59 PM PDT
Aurora pics almost never disappoint...
(Interesting here are the added ‘authentic’ native spot-lighting & folding chair ;)
posted on 07/14/2014 4:51:49 PM PDT
Goodness! That’s amazing. Thank you for a perfect APOD, Mr. Civilizations.
That still shot is much nicer than the video, which is a bit blurry, and the colors are washed out.
Sorry to pick NASA’s nits, but it is so.
To: SunkenCiv; Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; ...
To all- please ping me to Canadian topics.
posted on 07/14/2014 6:14:42 PM PDT
by Squawk 8888
(Lacrosse- Canada's national sport, like hockey only violent)
posted on 07/14/2014 6:55:21 PM PDT
by left that other site
(You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
To: Squawk 8888
posted on 07/15/2014 7:25:05 AM PDT
(A ship once out of port is hard to capture:know this now before it is too late. - Solon)
To: mikrofon; TheOldLady; Squawk 8888; left that other site
posted on 07/15/2014 3:24:16 PM PDT
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