Daily Archives: January 14, 2014

Time Lapse – The Aurora

auroral meal. full, full, tine-full, dynamic spectacles

Richer Ramblings

Sometimes, after your eyes adapt to the dark, a spectacular sky appears. Such was the case in 2011 March when one of the largest auroral displays in recent years appeared over northern locations like the border between Norway and Russia. Pictured in the above time-lapse movie, auroras flow over snow covered landscapes, trees, clouds, mountains and lakes found near KirkenesNorway. Many times the auroras are green, as high energy particles strike the Earth’s atmosphere, causing the air to glow as electrons resettle into their oxygen hosts. Other colors are occasionally noticeable as atmospheric nitrogen also becomes affected. In later sequences the Moon and rising stars are also visible. With the Sun currently hovering near its time of maximum activity, there may be many opportunities to see similarly spectacular auroras personally, even from areas much closer to the equator.” (APOD)

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APOD: The scale of the universe

Meal of infinities, limited forks aren’t so limited in this context, all stuff from between tines of existence….

Winlundn

The scale of the universe. Here’s an interactive flash app that lets you see the size of creation, from very small to big: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140112.html

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10 best NASA 2013 photos

Carl Sagan – Pale Blue Dot

Everything, everywhere, anytime, all-the-time meal; home: everything here, scale of us is tiny! “powers of 10, peace in insignificance, poetry – poamertry of existences.