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Re: RED AURORAS

Postby Maria » Mon 11 January 2016 8:22 pm

Here is a lovely purple and green aurora taken by Rayann Elzein on January 9, 2016 from Nellim, Lapland, Finland.

My husband's ancestors hail from Lapland -- the Saami peoples who tend the reindeer.

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Re: RED AURORAS

Postby Matthew » Tue 12 January 2016 2:11 am

Finland has lovely Auroras.

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Re: RED AURORAS

Postby Maria » Fri 19 February 2016 11:48 pm

"On Feb. 17th, the auroras lasted all night long," reports Sacha Layos of Fairbanks, Alaska. This, she says, was the highlight:

"The outburst lasted less than 4 minutes," says Layos. "It was magnificent."

What makes this solar wind stream such a prolific producer of auroras? The answer lies in its magnetic field. Forecasters call it a "negative polarity stream." In other words, the magnetic field of the solar wind tends to point in a direction which opposes Earth's magnetic field: North vs. South. This mismatch opens a crack in our planet's magnetosphere. Solar wind pours in to fuel bright Northern Lights.


http://www.spaceweather.com/archive.php ... &year=2016

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Re: RED AURORAS

Postby Maria » Thu 25 February 2016 7:43 am

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This one was recently published, but note the date: It was taken two years earlier when we were still at the solar maximum, unless he committed a typo. But isn't it lovely.
Taken by Marcus on February 27, 2014 @ Hofn, Iceland
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Re: RED AURORAS

Postby Maria » Thu 25 February 2016 7:45 am

Here is another awesome display from a talented photographer:

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This one is dated almost three weeks ago:
Taken by Tom Roland on February 6, 2016 @ Norway
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Re: RED AURORAS

Postby Maria » Tue 29 March 2016 8:11 pm

This aurora is awesome and truly manifests the glory of God.

It was taken by Juan Carlos Casado on March 28, 2016 from Kaunispää, Lapland, Finland


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Re: RED AURORAS

Postby Maria » Tue 29 March 2016 8:13 pm

Here is another lovely red aurora (notice the red hues at the very top), and was taken by Nadja Maletzki on March 27, 2016 from North-Norway, where the best auroras can be found.

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