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An Unexpected Aurora over Norway
« on: May 04, 2015, 11:54:41 »

Image Credit & Copyright: Tommy Richardsen
Explanation: Sometimes the sky lights up unexpectedly. A trip to northern Norway to photograph auroras was not going as well as hoped. It was now past midnight in Steinsvik, Troms, in northern Norway, and the date was 2014 February 8. Despite recent activity on the Sun, the skies were disappointing. Therefore, the astrophotographer began packing up to go. His brother began searching for a missing lens cap. When the sky suddenly exploded with spectacular aurora. Reacting quickly, a sequence detailing dramatic green curtains was captured, with the bright Moon near the image center, and the lens-cap seeking brother on the far right. The auroral flare lasted only a few minutes, but the memory of this event, the photographer speculates, will last much longer.

From http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap150504.html
« Last Edit: May 04, 2015, 16:01:22 by Rick »
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Re: An Unexpected Aurora over Norway
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2015, 22:19:44 »
Oh WOW!
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Re: An Unexpected Aurora over Norway
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2015, 11:08:06 »
...and EPOD's picked an aurora photo today.

See http://epod.usra.edu/blog/2015/05/st-patricks-day-aurora.html

Must be something in the air...
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Re: An Unexpected Aurora over Norway
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2015, 13:19:51 »
cant see that Rick, problem page comes up. not sure if it is to do with changing our host
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Re: An Unexpected Aurora over Norway
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2015, 14:13:16 »
I've clicked the link and ended up where I expected on Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and whatever my mobile phone thinks of as a web browser. No problem here.

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Re: An Unexpected Aurora over Norway
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2015, 14:19:02 »
Ok its come up ok now Rick
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