Spectacular!

Spectacular! Shot by Terje Sørgjerd who writes, “I spent a week capturing one of the biggest aurora borealis shows in recent years. Shot in and around Kirkenes and Pas National Park bordering Russia, at 70 degree north and 30 degrees east. Temperatures around -25 Celsius. Good fun.”

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What happens when a Coronal Mass Ejection hits the Earth?

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7 Responses to Spectacular!


  1. Pretty awesome! I’m definitely traveling to the Arctic the next time a CME is headed our way 🙂

  2. Al Risden says:


    I saw the southern tip one time when I was traveling late at night through Wyoming. I sure wish we had digital cameras back then.


  3. Thanks for sharing, very cool.


  4. I have never seen one. may be one of these days, I will go up north to catch one.

  5. Rajini Rao says:


    That’s why I noted the -25 Celsius temperature 😉 I saw another Aurora video shot in Finland ..it didn’t have music and you could hear how cold it was!


  6. Need some additional clarification. This is obviously a Motion JPEG at a slow speed as is evident from the speed of the clouds. So I presume the Aurora changes at about the speed of the clouds. The clouds change due to wind. Does the Aurora also change because of the wind?

  7. Rajini Rao says:


    Hi Mr. Sowmyan Tirumurti , it is a time lapse, so everything has been sped up. I doubt if the aurora is influenced by physical winds..rather they are the result of solar flares of ions from the Sun. Here is an excerpt describing them: ..”the ions, by virtue of their own magnetic field, interfere with every planet’s own field by causing geomagnetic storms, or at least a disturbance, creating coloured light effects around the planets’ poles.In the case of the earth, oxygen and nitrogen at varying distances from the surface cause the light to be blue, violet, green or red. Their ions light up as electrons bombard them in the same way as in a cathode ray tube”.

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