Auroras

greencompany_rive_2916
Over Norway:
Over Yellowknife, Canada:
 ISS Flying Over Earth- Auroras and Lightning (Just incredible. I want to be an astronaut so badly):
A time lapse video, but you can get a feel for the variety of movements auroras display:
The characteristics of these lights are probably most similar to what I saw in Potsdam (in addition to the photos in the last link in this post, below). Once again, a time lapse:
I was fortunate enough (the first time I saw the Northern Lights) to be directly below the auroral band, which was surreal–I didn’t quite recognize what I was seeing as an aurora at first. I can only describe it as what appeared to be an apex of sorts, with shimmering lights emanating from the center. The colors in the photos in the below link are far more vivid, but resemble what I saw in shape/movement: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap131228.html
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s