Tag: auroras

Mar 17, 2015

18 Stunning Green Auroras for St Paddy’s Day

18 Stunning Green Auroras for St Paddy’s Day

In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, here are 18 stunning green auroras as seen from Earth and outer space (aboard the International Space Station). For those unfamiliar, Saint Patrick’s Day is a cultural and religious celebration held on the 17th of March each year. It signifies the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c.…

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Feb 26, 2015

Picture of the Day: Aurora Borealis, Bear Lake, Alaska

Picture of the Day: Aurora Borealis, Bear Lake, Alaska

United States Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Strang In this beautiful capture we see Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, above Bear Lake, Alaska. The photo was taken by United States Air Force Senior Airman Joshua Strang, and was awarded first place in the Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Year 2006. An aurora…

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Jan 13, 2015

The Northern Lights in Real-Time, Ultra HD

The Northern Lights in Real-Time, Ultra HD

Ronn Murray ventured into the cold to capture aurora borealis near Fairbanks, Alaska on 2 January 2015. Murray used a Sony A7S with a Rokinon 24mm f/1.4 lens and DJI Ronin Gimbal Stabilizer. To record 4K straight from the camera he used the Atomos Shogun 4K Monitor and Recorder.

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Dec 10, 2014

Arctic Auroras in Ultra HD

Arctic Auroras in Ultra HD

“Two Lands – Greenland | Iceland” was shot over 10 days by Joe Capra (aka Scientifantastic). Joe spent 4 days shooting in Iceland and 6 days shooting in Greenland to capture aurora borealis in glorious 4K. Greenland locations include: Kangerlussuaq, Ilulissat, Ilimanaq, Ilulissat Ice Fjord, Russell Glacier, Greenland Icecap, and Disko Bay. Iceland locations…

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Sep 19, 2014

This is What Aurora Borealis Looks Like in Real-Time

This is What Aurora Borealis Looks Like in Real-Time

This is not a time-lapse. Photographer Kwon O Chul shows what aurora borealis looks like in real-time in this jaw-dropping video filmed in Yellowknife, Canada. What an incredible phenomenon to experience in-person. Video was shot on a Nikon D4, at ISO 6400, 24mm f/1.4G lens at f/2.0 or f/1.4. An aurora (astralis in the…

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Sep 12, 2014

Astronaut Alex Gerst Unveils Jaw-Dropping Earth Timelapse in Ultra HD

Astronaut Alex Gerst Unveils Jaw-Dropping Earth Timelapse in Ultra HD

This timelapse video was made from images taken by ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst orbiting Earth on the International Space Station. The montage is made from a long sequence of still photographs taken at a resolution of 4256 x 2832 pixels at a rate of one every second. The high resolution allowed the ESA production…

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Aug 20, 2014

Picture of the Day: This was Just Taken from Space

Picture of the Day: This was Just Taken from Space

Photograph by Reid Wiseman (@astro_reid on Twitter) “Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine this. 10 minutes ago on the #ISS #aurora” Those were the words of astronaut Reid Wiseman who is currently aboard the International Space Station. He posted the photo above to Twitter last night at 6:04 pm ET (19…

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Aug 11, 2014

Breathtaking Timelapse of Earth Made from Publicly Available ISS Photos

Breathtaking Timelapse of Earth Made from Publicly Available ISS Photos

Using publicly available photographs taken by astronauts onboard the International Space Station, Bruce W. Berry edited this incredible timelapse sequence. All footage was color graded, denoised, deflickered, slowed down and stabilized and then complied and converted to 1080 HD at 24 frames/sec by Berry. Music: “Manhatta” composed & performed by The Cinematic Orchestra Images…

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Feb 7, 2014

Picture of the Day: Northern Lights in Northern Finland

Picture of the Day: Northern Lights in Northern Finland

NORTHERN LIGHTS IN NORTHERN FINLAND Photograph by Jorma Luhta via Visit Finland In this breathtaking capture, we see the Northern Lights (aurora borealis) as seen from Lapland, Finland. Lapland is the largest and northernmost of the regions of Finland. It borders the region of North Ostrobothnia in the south and also borders…

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Dec 24, 2013

Picture of the Day: Aurora Borealis – Christmas Edition

Picture of the Day: Aurora Borealis – Christmas Edition

AURORA BOREALIS – CHRISTMAS EDITION Photograph by Frank Olsen Seen here is a rare red aurora beautifully complementing the green band of colour below. The image was taken at Hakoya island, just outside of Tromsoe, Norway on October 25th, 2011 by photographer Frank Olsen. An aurora is a natural light display in…

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