I’m completely envious of this view! Not only is there a stunning winter vista of mountains and a fjord near Tromso, Norway, but in the peaceful evening twilight, Comet PanSTARRS (C/2011 L4) shows up. To top off the view, a sudden burst of aurora borealis makes an appearance! This view was captured by Babak Tafreshi on March 20, 2013.
See some of his stunning images below:
Click on each of the images for a larger view at Tafreshi’s website.
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3 Replies to “Stunning Vistas: Comet PANSTARRS Meets the Aurora”
I know that an incoming solar flare follows Earth’s magnetic field.
But does this show the magnetic field lines of Earth or is it just a random pattern?
Olaf2..NASA is planning a mission called “MMS”. We are working on & have a piece of the mission/contract for the “Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission”. It is due to launch in 2014 sometime. We need the ‘MMS to.get more info on the phenomenon. The patterns are a mystery. The problem is the portals are invisible, elusive & unstable. The crazy thing open’s & close’s with out warning. Someday I will be able to help explain this in detail to you & whomever. Take care bud ;-)..
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