Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Things I Love About This Planet: Aurora Borealis

A solar flare on Sunday caused a radiation storm which hit the earth on Tuesday morning lighting up the Aurora Borealis. We sometimes see the Northern Lights here, usually a whitish glow that swirls slowly and sometimes sends up rays of light, though some old timers have seen curtains of color. I hope to one day. This display was confined mainly to high northern latitudes.

Shetland, Great Britain

Donegal, Ireland

Fairbanks, Alaska 

Eagle River, Alaska

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  1. I have yet to see them...such an amazing thing, almost like living breathing creatures in the sky.

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    1. Yes, nice image. Some kind of life beyond our experience and comprehension. Always glad to have you checking in. Thanks.

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  2. I like the reverence for the planet. Amazing. The name itself is sweet poetry.

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    1. Yes it is. As is "aurora australis," the southern lights. Good to be reminded that they're up there.

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