Aurora over Icelandic Glacier
Hello, my little geeks and nerdlings!
Saw this image first thing this morning over at the NASA’s APOD website and my eyes popped open!
[Image Credit & Copyright: James Boardman Woodend (Images Inspired by Nature)]
Explanation: Several key conditions came together to create this award-winning shot. These included a dark night, few clouds, an epic auroral display, and a body of water that was both calm enough and unfrozen enough to show reflected stars. The featured skyscape of activity and serenity appeared over Iceland‘s Vatnajökull Glacier a year ago January, with the Jökulsárlón Iceberg Lagoon captured in the foreground. Aurora filledskies continue to be common near Earth’s poles as our Sun, near Solar Maximum, continues to expel energetic clouds of plasma into the Solar System.
Eye-popping. I love this kind of stuff. No, seriously. I love it!
If you haven’t made browsing the NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day website part of your morning routine, I strongly urge you to do so. If nothing else, you’ll see some great photos and maybe gain a little perspective on your life.