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Time-Lapse Auroras and Flyovers

September 29, 2011 Leave a comment

Sometimes capturing things on video is the only way to truly express their beauty and magnificence.

And sometimes, its the only way to express the extent of their AWESOME!

This time-lapse video shows how circling the planet looks from the International Space Station:

The next one is a time-lapse of an aurora (my fav, as you all know) over Finland:

Aurora Borealis in Finnish Lapland 2011 from Flatlight Films on Vimeo.

The awesome is just…too much sometimes :)

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Awe Arousing Appearance of Aurora

September 17, 2011 Leave a comment

I love aurorae. Possibly one of the most beautiful and spectacular natural phenomena to grace this planet.

Astronaut Ron Garan recently posted a fantastic photo of an aurora from Earth’s orbit on his Twitter feed:

One of the last pictures I took #FromSpace #Aurora - southern lights - dancing with #Orion 9/14/11 18:48 GMT

Makes me feel like a 9 year old kid again, wishing he could be an astronaut when he grows up.

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Sweeeeeet Aurora Video

March 29, 2011 Leave a comment

I think auroras are one of the coolest things on the planet. Along with bacon and beer.

This video was featured on the Astronomy Picture of the Day website. Two words:

Awe. Some.

Best Wildlife Photos of the Year

October 22, 2010 2 comments
The winners of the 46th annual Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2010 competition, run by the Natural History Museum and BBC Wildlife Magazine, were announced a couple of days ago. You should go check out the site for all the photos, but I’ve included the winner (the first photo) and a few of my other favourites here for you.
Enjoy!

A Marvel of Ants

And You Thought The De-excitation of Oxygen and Nitrogen Atoms Would Be Boring…

October 8, 2010 Leave a comment

I love the Northern Lights, Aurora Borealis, Aurora Australis, whatever you want to call them.

Lots of scientists will tell you world is “beautiful”. Their research is beautiful, the laws of physics are beautiful, hell I once had a co-worker go on about how ‘beautiful’ Maxwell’s Equations are:

Maxwell's Equations. To physicist, this is like looking at the Mona Lisa.

But whether you are scientist, artist, lawyer, whatever, we can all agree on the awesomeness of the Aurora. Here’s yet another image from Astronomy Picture of the Day:

Credit & Copyright: Paul Alsop - Click image for High-Res Version

This photo is particularly awesome thanks to the magnificent star-trails in the background and excellent foreground lighting at the same time.

One day I will create spectacular images like these. Unfortunately, the last little while my nights have been consumed with watching Dexter.

Absolutely Stunning Aurora Photo!

September 21, 2010 1 comment

If you don’t check out the Astronomy Picture of the Day, you should really start subscribing. Some of the photos are just jaw-dropping.

Like this photo of an aurora with meteors in the background. Incredible!

Click for large version. You won't be disappointed!

Photo Credit and Copyright: Ole Christian Salomonsen