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Milky Way, A Proton Arc, and the Northern Lights

Northern Lights and a Proton Arc!

Milky Way, A Proton Arc, and the Northern Lights

Moon over Jeky...

Moon over Jeky...

Superb Aurora and story on 'What makes an Aurora Happen'

Auroras: What makes them happen?

The Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) & the Aurora Australis (Southern Lights) are brilliant light shows in the earth's atmosphere. The auroras occur when highly charged electrons from the solar wind interact with elements in the earth's atmosphere. Solar winds stream away from the sun at speeds of about 1 million miles per hour. When they reach the earth, they follow the lines of magnetic force generated by the earth's core and flow through the magnetosphere. "Green Vision" by Marc Adamus

The Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) & the Aurora Australis (Southern Lights) are brilliant light shows in the earth's atmosphere. The auroras occur when highly charged electrons from the solar wind interact with elements in the earth's atmosphere. Solar winds stream away from the sun at speeds of about 1 million miles per hour. When they reach the earth, they follow the lines of magnetic force generated by the earth's core and flow through the magnetosphere. "Green Vision" by Marc Adamus

NORTHERN LIGHTS The bright dancing lights of the aurora are actually collisions between electrically charged particles from the sun that enter the earth's atmosphere. The lights are seen above the magnetic poles of the northern and southern hemispheres. They are known as 'Aurora borealis' in the north and 'Aurora australis' in the south.

NORTHERN LIGHTS The bright dancing lights of the aurora are actually collisions between electrically charged particles from the sun that enter the earth's atmosphere. The lights are seen above the magnetic poles of the northern and southern hemispheres. They are known as 'Aurora borealis' in the north and 'Aurora australis' in the south.

For every trial, trouble or danger, God has a promise of care and protection, if we believe, and if it is His will for our own good! Amazing Adventures

For every trial, trouble or danger, God has a promise of care and protection, if we believe, and if it is His will for our own good! Amazing Adventures

Aurora from a couple of days ago above Iceland - 9GAG

Aurora from a couple of days ago above Iceland

What ethereal beauty.  I know if I should catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights, it won't be anything like this.

Aurora Borealis

What ethereal beauty. I know if I should catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights, it won't be anything like this.

White Rainbow with Raven (fog rainbow beach birds sky water waves ). Photo by Feather3

White Rainbow with Raven (fog rainbow beach birds sky water waves ). Photo by Feather3

Caption: My first capture of a proton arc, the colorless bright streak to the left. Basically aurora are caused by incoming electrons in the solar wind. The less common proton arcs involve collisions by protons and exhibit entirely different behavior.

Caption: My first capture of a proton arc, the colorless bright streak to the left. Basically aurora are caused by incoming electrons in the solar wind. The less common proton arcs involve collisions by protons and exhibit entirely different behavior.

Navajo Arch.jpg (sunrise+sunset desert mountains sky ). Photo by LarryD

Navajo Arch.jpg (sunrise+sunset desert mountains sky ). Photo by LarryD