Aurora Borealis photos

April 1, 2009

Solar flare, Northern Lights in August

Here are some unbelievable pictures of the Northern Lights. Links at the bottom are the most spectacular photos and are protected by copyright so they have to be viewed at Flickr. Well worth a few minutes. The last few resemble nothing else – can’t imagine what they looked like moving.

Oxygen red and green – Nitrogen blue and purple

Northern Lights – unknown location

(AP via BBC)

Tältlägret, near Abisko, Kiruna Kommun, Lappland, Norrbotten, Sweden

(Gerrit – Flickr)


Corona Aurora

(NASA/J Curtis of U Alaska/ACRC)

Eielson Air Force Base,  Alaska
January 18, 2005 Bear Lake

(USAF Sr Airman Joshua Strang)

The Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, shines above  The lights are the result of solar particles colliding with gases in Earth’s atmosphere. Early Eskimos and Indians believed different legends about the Northern Lights, such as they were the souls of animals dancing in the sky or the souls of fallen enemies trying to rise again.

Observatoire Mont Cosmos, Quebec, Canada
July 2004 Fish-eye lens

(Philippe Moussette)

Lights along the northern horizon give an orange cast to the low clouds while alluring green and purple hues of the aurora borealis or northern lights glow powered by energetic particles at the edge of space.The Big Dipper in the constellation Ursa Major is on the left and on the right is Queen Cassiopeia in the constellation Cassiopeia. Between them in the middle, is the Little Dipper in the constellation Ursa Minor. The end of the Little Dipper’s handle is Polaris, known as the North Star.

Northern Yukon, Canada

(Hicker Photo)

Cool igloo that does not look real.


These photos are in a league of their own:
Totally wild electric green (Finland)
Thick green beam (Prelude Lake, Northwest Territories)
Royal blue sky with teal swirls at (Thingvellir, Iceland)
Spectacular colors: rose stripe of sunset, royal blue sky with stars and green streaks through the moonlit trees
Almost indescribable alien landscape: molten greenish-gold metal with blackish starry sky mirrored on the water (Þingvellir, Iceland)
Luminescent green broad arcs reflecting on the water – looks almost perfectly symmetrical with a strip of dark green/black land in the middle – like he folded it over. (Lapland)
Absolutely amazing neon green completely fills the sky (Lapland)
Violet rays purple sky

Pix of the day: Aurora Australis – Southern Lights
Pix of the day: Eye of God

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