Tag: auroras

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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Nov 6, 2013

Picture of the Day: In Awe of the Aurora

Picture of the Day: In Awe of the Aurora

IN AWE OF THE AURORA Photograph by NASA NASA ISS023-E-058455 (29 May 2010) – Aurora Australis is featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 23 crew member on the International Space Station. Among the views of Earth afforded crew members aboard the ISS, surely one of the most spectacular is of…

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Apr 24, 2013

Picture of the Day: Northern Paradise

Picture of the Day: Northern Paradise

NORTHERN PARADISE Photograph by STEPHANE VETTER | nuitsacrees.fr In this breathtaking photograph we see a stunning aurora over an icy Gullfoss waterfalls in southwest Iceland. The photograph was taken in late March. The auroras followed a M-1 class solar flare and powerful coronal mass ejection (CME) two days prior. Also visible is…

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Mar 24, 2013

Picture of the Day: Aurora Astralis from Space

Picture of the Day: Aurora Astralis from Space

AURORA ASTRALIS FROM SPACE Photograph by NASA/JSC/Joe Acaba The Expedition 32 crew onboard the International Space Station, flying an altitude of approximately 240 miles (386 km), recorded a series of images of Aurora Australis, also known as the Southern Lights, on July 15, 2012. NASA astronaut Joe Acaba, flight engineer, recorded the…

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Jan 26, 2013

Picture of the Day: Aurora Over Whitehorse

Picture of the Day: Aurora Over Whitehorse

AURORA OVER WHITEHORSE Photograph by David Cartier Sr On August 31, 2012 a long filament of solar material that had been hovering in the sun’s atmosphere, the corona, erupted out into space at 4:36 p.m. EDT. The coronal mass ejection, or CME, traveled at over 900 miles per second. The CME did…

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