Auroras over Northern Canada

Auroras over Northern Canada

Auroras

Dramatic auroras stretching across a sky near the town of Yellowknife in northern Canada.   Image © Kwon, O Chul (TWAN)    Watch the video…

Gusting solar winds and blasts of charged particles from the Sun resulted in several rewarding nights last December for those anticipating auroras.



The auroras were so bright that they not only inspired awe, but were easily visible on an image exposure of only 1.3 seconds.

The video is real time motion! NOT time-lapse. Brighter the Aurora, faster the movement.

It 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.

source APOD

 

By |2015-07-03T20:45:26+03:00Jul 15, 2014|Categories: Astronomy, Natural phenomena|Tags: , , |

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