Cool Pics of Northern Lights

Discussion in 'Off Topic Area' started by Capt Ann, Mar 7, 2006.

  1. Capt Ann

    Capt Ann Valued Member

    Tonight I helped my daughter print out some web facts and pics for a fifth grade project. We came across some really cool pics of the aurora borealis, with nowhere better to share them than here.

    Pics taken from northern Russia, along with a few shots from outer space:
    I never knew that Saturn, Jupiter, Uranus, and Neptune had polar lights!

    And here are links to several 'live' webcams chasing aurorae.,209.0.html
    Most are only 'up' during active auroral times (higher sun activity, clear skies on earth).
    Next time for the Poker Flats, Alaska site is March 17+.
    Here's the Alaska site:

    Here's a combined site with live data from Sweden, Finland, and Norway:
    Takes a while to load, and it's pretty dull when nothing's happening.

    Aurora links, and the best single photo I found:

    Also, the Wikipedia article for 'Northern Lights' has some good pics and a decent explanation.

  2. Incredible Bulk

    Incredible Bulk Eat-Lift-Eat-Sleep-Grow

    wow, that must be a sight to see first hand :)
  3. Yossarian

    Yossarian Valued Member

    Wow nice pics, you can see the Northern Lights sometimes where I live, not as clear as in those pics though.
  4. Kwajman

    Kwajman Penguin in paradise....

    I've always lived way too far south to see them, great pics Ann!
  5. Burbs

    Burbs Valued Member

    Awesome pics. Only seen'em twice in person. Once here in NW Ohio - Very faint and not all to impressive, more of the sky slightly changing hues. Now the other time, in BFE Northern Minnesotta, I looked up and honestly thought I was seeing things. Incredible oscilating (sp?) colors of blue/green kind of fading in and out of different 'streaking' patterns. Spent a decent amount of time drinking that night and checking them out with my friends around the campfire.
  6. Jesh

    Jesh Dutch Side Of The Force

    We also have Northern Lights in The Netherlands, but it looks something like this:



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