In awe of God’s Creation – Radiant auroras in the United States, over Lake Superior – Aurora Borealis in Statele Unite, in Midwest – Coplesit de Creatia lui Dumnezeu

English: The Aurora Borealis or northern light...

Aurora Borealis videos are still pouring in, however, we are excited to have the first film this year from our own proverbial backyard- the United States. Video by Shawn Malone. LakeSuperiorPhoto.com
FB: facebook.com/LakeSuperiorPhoto  See his other video on Vimeo here .

In Awe of God’s Creation – Aurora Borealis October 2, 2013 Sweden – Aurora Boreala peste Suedia – Coplesit de Creatia lui Dumnezeu

Aurora Borealis observed in Norway on 2006-10-28.

Aurora Borealis observed in Norway on 2006-10-28. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

ROMANIAN:

Un timelapse splendid: aurora boreală din această toamnă, mai frumoasă ca niciodată. Săptămâna trecută, de exemplu, s-a produs o ejecţie de masă coronară, o furtună de particule subatomice, îndreptată chiar spre noi.

Câmpul magnetic al planetei noastre a acţionat ca o plasă, prinzând particulele şi transportându-le spre poli. Când particulele s-au lovit de partea superioară din atmosferă, atomii şi moleculele de acolo au răspuns dând naştere unei străluciri, unei aurore.

Astrofotograful Göran Strand s-a numărat printre norocoşii care au reuşit să surprindă fenomenul, din Östersund, Suedia . Mulţumită acestui timelapse creat de el, acum şi noi putem să vedem frumoasa auroră.

ENGLISH:

Last week the sun blew out a mild coronal mass ejection, a storm of subatomic particles, toward Earth. Our planet’s magnetic field acted like a net, catching those particles, and funneling them down to the poles. When they slammed into the upper atmosphere, the atoms and molecules up there responded by glowing, creating an aurora.

Astrophotographer Göran Strand set up his camera and took some amazing shots of the display, and  created this time-lapse animation:

In awe of God’s Creation – Aurora Borealis in Iceland Video- Coplesit de creatia lui Dumnezeu

Aurora Borealis observed in Norway on 2006-10-28.

One of the best video compilations I have seen!

Aurora Borealis are a natural light phenomena that can be seen specially in the Earth Poles. The North Pole ones are called Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights, while the South Pole are Aurora Australis or Southern Lights. They appear because of a collision from the particles that form the sun wind against the magnetic fields of the Earth.
The scene of this video is Iceland, a place with amazing landscapes at any time of the year, but it’s in winter when this country attracts the most attention because of the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights.

Enrique Pacheco has made this video during many personal expeditions and workshops in Iceland from the last three years. Enrique Pacheco is an expert in Iceland landscape and Aurora Borealis shooting, with more than 12 successful trips. If you are interested in travel to Iceland and live this unique experience, Enrique Pacheco offers workshops, in which you’ll learn the time-lapse technique, improve your photography skills and enjoy the amazing phenomena of the Aurora Borealis. enriquepacheco.com/workshop-aurora-borealis-in-iceland

This video has been made with the time-lapse technique, using DSLR cameras to capture consecutive pictures and then put them together. Most of the shots have 10 and 20 seconds of exposition in between, were shot with wide lenses and with the maximum aperture. ISO 1600 and 3200 are the main ones.

Wonderlights from Enrique Pacheco on Vimeo.

In Awe of God’s Creation – Rare Pink Auroras in the Desert – Un Eveniment Rar Aurora Roz in Deşert – Coplesit de Creatia lui Dumnezeu

photo via video
pink aurora

ROMANIAN:

Locaţia a fost aleasă pentru cerul său întunecos lipsit de lumină şi poluarea locurilor apropiate de zonele urbane.

În video veţi putea vedea misterioasele pietre mişcătoare, care atunci când plouă „pornesc în călătorii” alunecând prin Racetrack Playa, un lac secat, cât şi cerul înstelat şi o minunată auroră roz de deşert. Aurora apare pentru prima dată în minutul 1:36, dar ea poate fi observată mult mai bine începând cu minutul 2:22. Potrivit fotografilor se pare că evenimentul a fost produs de o erupţie coronala de masa ce a avut loc în noaptea de 17 martie. Descopera.ro

ENGLISH:

From Sunchaser Pictures- some insane star trails, a beautiful milky way pass over the lakebed, and an incredible pink desert aurora! The pink aurora first makes an appearance during the star trails shot at 1:36 and later in more detail at 2:22. Since we didn’t even know auroras were POSSIBLE this far south, we did some research and learned there was a CME (Coronal Mass Eruption) solar event that night (March 17th) which likely triggered what we see. Read more at UNIVERSE TODAY (bit.ly/11ygzCy). For more on this this and other upcoming projects, visit SunchaserPictures.com or twitter.com/GavinHeffernan

DEATH VALLEY DREAMLAPSE 2 from Sunchaser Pictures on Vimeo.

In Awe of God’s Creation – A spectacular time lapse video of the EARTH – Un video extraordinar de la NASA cu pamantul nostru

earth pamantul

I can watch a hundred of these videos and never lose my awe for the breathtaking views of the earth. And it always reminds me of breathtaking Scriptures. Today it reminds me of Jeremiah 32:17:

Ah, Sovereign LORD, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.”

See the United States at the 1:30 minute mark. See Italy at the 2:20 minute mark.Then photos sweep over the UK and Europe.

Time-Lapse | Earth from Bruce W. Berry Jr on Vimeo.

All Time-lapse sequences were taken by the astronaunts onboard the International Space Station (ISS) (Thanks guys for making this available to the public for use!) All footage has been color graded, denoised, deflickered, slowed down and stabilized by myself. Clips were then complied and converted to 1080 HD at 24 frames/sec.

Some interesting tidbits about the ISS. It orbits the planet about once every 90 mins and is about 350 Km/217 miles. The yellow/greenish line that you see over the earth is Airgolw.

Hope you all enjoy it and thanks for watching!

P.S. It would be a dream to actually be up there in the ISS. Btw NASA, if you need a Biochemistry Ph.D to do some work for you up there, I’m your man, LOL!

Music: „Manhatta” composed & performed by “The Cinematic Orchestra”
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All rights reserved to their respective owners.

Edited by: Bruce W. Berry @ Website: bruce-wayne-photography.com/

Image Courtesy of the Image Science & Analysis Laboratory,
NASA Johnson Space Center, The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth
eol.jsc.nasa.gov
eol.jsc.nasa.gov/Videos/CrewEarthObservationsVideos/
nasa.gov/multimedia/hd/
earthobservatory.nasa.gov/

Footage Note: The slower video represents a closer resemblance to the true speed of the International Space Station; this footage was shot at one frame per second. Clips are all marked with an *.

Locations of Footage in the order they appear:

1. A Jump over the Terminator
2. Sarychev Volcano
3. From Turkey to Iran*
4. Hurricane Irene Hits the US
5. Indian Ocean to Pacific Ocean Through the Cupola*
6. Central Great Plains at Night*
7. Aurora Borealis over the North Atlantic Ocean*
8. Aurora Borealis from Central U.S.*
9. Up the East Coast of North America*
10. Myanmar to Malaysia*
11. Western Europe to Central India
12. Middle East to the South Pacific Ocean
13. Aurora Borealis over Europe*
14. City Lights over Middle East*
15. European City Lights*
16. Northwest coast of United States to Central South America at Night
17. Moonglow over Canada and Northern U.S.*
18. Stars from the Pacific Ocean (1)
19. Stars from the Pacific Ocean (2)
20. Stars from the Pacific Ocean (3)
21. Stars and the Milky Way over the Atlantic*
22. The Milky Way and Storms over Africa (1)
23. The Milky Way and Storms over Africa (2)

 

NASA: Coming 2013 – Solar Maximum – Semne in cer pentru anul 2013

Photo source – sursa pozei NASA picture of the day

Expertii spun ca in 2013 se va petrece evenimentul ‘Solar Max’ care se intampla tot la 11 ani. In anul 2013 se prevad multe furtuni geomagnetice si va fi o activitate sporita de ‘aurore’ cum nu a mai fost de multa vreme. Deja s-a evidentiat activitatea in weekendul de 14 Iulie cand pentru 14 ore s-a vazut aurora in mai multe locuri pentru un timp de 36 de ore…vezi video (5 min)

Experts say ‘Solar Max’ is due in the year 2013. When it arrives the peak of its 11 year sun spot cycle will bring more solar flares, more coronal mass ejections, more geomagnetic storms and more auroras than we have experienced in quite some time.  On the weekend of July 14, 2012 skywatchers around the world got a taste of things to come. It was mid Saturday in North America when a coronal mass ejection or CME crashed into earth’s magnetic field and triggered the most sustained display of auroras in years. For more than 36 hours, magnetic storms circled earth’s poles, northern lights spilled across the Canadian border to the United States as far south as California, Colorado, Kansas and Arkansas. In the SOuthern hemisphere skies turned red in Tasmania and New Zealand, while the aurora australis pirouetted around the South Pole. The source of the CME was giant sun spot…. see video for rest (5 min)

Published on Jul 19, 2012 by 

In awe of God’s creation – Photo of Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights (What are these mysterious lights?)

Northern lights over Ireland – Aurora peste Irlanda

The northern lights, one of several astronomical phenomena called polar lights (aurora polaris), are shafts or curtains of colored light visible on occasion in the night sky.

Polar lights (aurora polaris) are a natural phenomenon found in both the northern and southern hemispheres that can be truly awe inspiring. Northern lights are also called by their scientific name,aurora borealis, and southern lights are called aurora australis.

Sten Odenwald, author of The 23rd cycle, learning to live with a stormy star (New York, Columbia University Press, c2001), provides insight to how northern lights are formed:

The origin of the aurora begins on the surface of the sun when solar activity ejects a cloud of gas. Scientists call this a coronal mass ejection (CME). If one of these reaches earth, taking about 2 to 3 days, it collides with the Earth’s magnetic field. This field is invisible, and if you could see its shape, it would make Earth look like a comet with a long magnetic ‘tail’ stretching a million miles behind Earth in the opposite direction of the sun.

When a coronal mass ejection collides with the magnetic field, it causes complex changes to happen to the magnetic tail region. These changes generate currents of charged particles, which then flow along lines of magnetic force into the Polar Regions. These particles are boosted in energy in Earth’s upper atmosphere, and when they collide with oxygen and nitrogen atoms, they produce dazzling auroral light.

Odenwald further tells us „Aurora are beautiful, but the invisible flows of particles and magnetism that go on at the same time can damage our electrical power grid and satellites operating in space. This is why scientists are so keen to understand the physics of aurora and solar storms, so we can predict when our technologies may be affected.”

Can I see them anywhere?
Yes. Although more frequent at higher latitudes, closer to the poles (such as in Canada, Alaska, Antarctica), they have been seen closer to the equator as far south as Mexico. To view them, look in the direction of the closest pole (the northern horizon in the northern hemisphere, the southern horizon in the southern hemisphere).

Can I see them at any time of the year?
Yes. In some areas, such as Alaska or Greenland, they may be visible most nights of the year. And they occur at any time of the day, but we can’t see them with the naked eye unless it’s dark.

What causes the colors and patterns?
Colors and patterns are from the types of ions or atoms being energized as they collide with the atmosphere and are affected by lines of magnetic force. Displays may take many forms, including rippling curtains, pulsating globs, traveling pulses, or steady glows. Altitude affects the colors. Blue violet/reds occur below 60 miles (100 km), with bright green strongest between 60-150 miles (100-240 km). Above 150 miles (240 km) ruby reds appear.

Fun Facts about northern lights:

  • According to Neil Bone (The aurora: sun-earth interactions, 1996), the term aurora borealis–northern dawn–is jointly credited to have first been used by Pierre Gassendi (1592-1655) and Galileo Galilei (1564-1642), who both witnessed a light display on Sept. 12, 1621. However, Bone also includes a description of the northern lights made 1,000 years prior by Gregory of Tours (538-594.) It included the phrase, „… so bright that you might have thought that day was about to dawn.”
  • Auroras have been observed since ancient times.
  • The height of the displays can occur up to 1000 km (620 miles), although most are between 80-120 km.
  • Auroras tend to be more frequent and spectacular during high solar sunspot activity, which cycles over approximately eleven years.
  • Some displays are particularly spectacular and widespread and have been highlighted in news accounts. Examples include auroral storms of August-September, 1859, Feb 11, 1958, (lights 1250 miles wide circled the Arctic from Oregon to New Hampshire) and March 13, 1989, (the whole sky turned a vivid red and the aurora was seen in Europe and North America as far south as Cuba).
  • Legends abound in northern cultures to explain the northern lights. Some North American Inuit call the aurora aqsarniit(“football players”) and say the spirits of the dead are playing football with the head of a walrus. Often legends warn children that the lights might come down and snatch them away.
  • June 1896, Norwegian Kristian Birkeland, the “father of modern auroral science,” suggested the theory that electrons from sunspots triggered auroras.
  • Yellowknife (Northwest Territories, Canada) is the capital for aurora tourism.
  • The earliest known account of northern lights appears to be from a Babylonian clay tablet from observations made by the official astronomers of King Nebuchadnezzar II, 568/567 BC.
  • Some people claim to hear noises associated with the northern lights, but documenting this phenomenon has been difficult.
  • source – The Library of Congress – Fun facts  http://www.loc.gov/rr/scitech/mysteries/northernlights.html

In awe of His creation – Auroras (northern and southern lights) Aurora diminetii (video)

Psalmi 19  (click for English)

(Către mai marele cîntăreţilor. Un psalm al lui David.) Cerurile spun slava lui Dumnezeu, şi întinderea lor vesteşte lucrarea mînilor Lui.

2O zi istoriseşte alteia acest lucru, o noapte dă de ştire alteia despre el.

3Şi aceasta, fără vorbe, fără cuvinte, al căror sunet să fie auzit:

4dar răsunetul lor străbate tot pămîntul, şi glasul lor merge pînă la marginile lumii. În ceruri El a întins un cort soarelui.

5Şi soarele, ca un mire, care iese din odaia lui de nuntă, se aruncă în drumul lui cu bucuria unui viteaz:

6răsare la un capăt al cerurilor, şi îşi isprăveşte drumul la celalt capăt; nimic nu se ascunde de căldura lui.

7Legea Domnului este desăvîrşită, şi înviorează sufletul; mărturia Domnului este adevărată şi dă înţelepciune celui neştiutor.

8Orînduirile Domnului sînt fără prihană, şi veselesc inima; poruncile Domnului sînt curate şi luminează ochii.

9Frica de Domnul este curată, şi ţine pe vecie; judecăţile Domnului sînt adevărate, toate sînt drepte.

10Ele sînt mai de preţ decît aurul, decît mult aur curat; sînt mai dulci decît mierea, decît picurul din faguri.

11Robul Tău primeşte şi el învăţătura dela ele; pentru cine le păzeşte, răsplata este mare.

12Cine îşi cunoaşte greşelile făcute din neştiinţă? Iartă-mi greşelile pe cari nu le cunosc!

13Păzeşte de asemenea pe robul Tău de mîndrie, ca să nu stăpînească ea peste mine! Atunci voi fi fără prihană, nevinovat de păcate mari.

14Primeşte cu bunăvoinţă cuvintele gurii mele, şi cugetele inimii mele, Doamne, Stînca mea şi Izbăvitorul meu!

VIDEO:

Plasma from solar flares or coronal mass ejections travel along solar wind to ultimately produce aurora’s in Earth’s polar regions. This visually stunning explanatory video takes you on a journey from sun’s interior to the Earth’s upper atmosphere. Credit: NASA/University of Oslo/Arcticlightphoto

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