Lights in the Sky

by Jason Major on March 12, 2012

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An auroral display sparked by the Sun’s recent outbursts was captured by photographer Antti Pietikäinen in the sky over Muonio, Finland, on March 11, 2012. Watch this short but oh-so-sweet video and wish you were there!

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A graphic designer in Rhode Island, Jason writes about space exploration on his blog Lights In The Dark, Discovery News, and, of course, here on Universe Today. Ad astra!

Joseph Hachey March 14, 2012 at 5:35 PM

A black screen is all there is prior to clicking on “lights in the sky”.
The northern region of the Korean peninsula viewed at night from a satellite looks rather dark.
In a manner of friendly constructive criticism: Kim Jong-un and Barack Obama, plus others, have something in common- The audacity of hoping to keep citizens in the dark for a false sense of power.
Turn on the light for some transparency avoiding tripping over and bumping into things eh!

Vancouver has a gorgeous setting with a lucky horseshoe bay nearby!

Joseph Hachey March 14, 2012 at 6:25 PM

Turning on the light is as easy as flipping a switch and there’s no reason for turning off power grids. The irony here is that a blind man would then remain best qualified for leading the blind besides Ray Charles has already rendered America the Beautiful and a crippled man knew what he was talking about when he said: ‘There’s nothing to fear but fear itself on a beautiful planet”

Joseph Hachey March 14, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Naturally there’s always problems that remains and that’s the unreasonable man! Realistically it’s always difficult to reason with him and darkness doesn’t make it any easier attributed to the factor of the more we learn; the more we discover how little we know.

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