Wednesday, March 23, 2011

the aurora

an aurora is a colorful dance created by energetic particles from the sun interacting with a planet's magnetic field.

i. must. see. earth's. aurora. in. person. one. day!!!

this is just beautiful...

The Aurora from Terje Sorgjerd on Vimeo.


skywatcher88 said...

Hi Amanda!
Where I live now and have lived here in Canada we can see them a lot.
Been a while though since I saw any Aurorae.
Yes they dance and are awe inspiring.
Some people are scared of them also.
Heres a link to A Canadian aurora cam located in Yellowknife NWT.

Peace and Clear Skies!

celeph said...

Fantastic clip, really beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

Is the music by Lisa Gerrard? Don't know the track but I think I'm recognizing her voice :)

Anonymous said...

Me too! Yet isn't it wonderful that we can get to see the Northern Lights vicariously....and we know they are there, when our great-grandparents may never have heard of their existence, if they were not northern born?

Anonymous said...

Sorry Anonymous, your great great grandparents knew of the wonders of the northern lights too. They used this incredible tool called literature to get fabulous descriptions and drawings of these phenomena.
This doesn't make them any less beautiful today though.

great gram-pa grumpy

Anonymous said...

You are assuming, of course, that my great great grandparents were literate, had access to books and eyeglasses...