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Aurora Magic

Winter Solstice is only a month away! The lengthening nights and short days are making me long for the Yukon. Here are some lovely photos from the extreme north and extreme south. These images are not easy to make. Photographers must spend long hours, outside, in total darkness, usually between 11 PM and 4 AM. They often risk frostbite when removing their big gloves or down mittens to set up a metal tripod and operate the camera. My very warm hat is off to them!

Iceland by Stephanie Vetter

An amazing, starry night in Iceland by Stephanie Vetter.

wiki_aurorasCredit: Wiki Photos

alexandra_falls_nwEmerald swirls over Alexandra Falls in the Northwest Territories, Canada, by Adam Hill.

space_station_auroraNASA photo of the aurora australis taken from the International Space Station during a geomagnetic storm that was “most likely caused by a coronal mass ejection from the sun on May 24, 2010”.


4 comments on “Aurora Magic

  1. Eleanor Gill Milner
    November 23, 2013

    Thanks Joanna. I will “Share” this lovely site with others.

  2. Ingrid Stevens
    November 23, 2013

    Just spectacular, Joanna.

    Sent from my iPad


  3. Huckleberry Dre
    November 27, 2013

    Beautiful! I am in awe not only of the auroras, but of the people dedicated to taking pictures of them!

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