Aurora Borealis

Aurora Borealis / Northern Lights: 1000 years ago people have been very frightened, if they saw an Aurora Borealis, because there were no science to explain the phenomena. They had the anxiety, that some evil Gods might plan an attack. At least they thought, the light in the sky could be the mirrored reflection of a swarm of herrings in the sea – as ironically reported by the German physician G. C. Lichtenberg (1742-1799). Today we know, it’s a geomagnetic storm caused by solar wind. The results could be: some handy phones will disturbed, maybe an airplane’s navigation if on low altitude over the North Pole. Pilots usually change the route more to south. Let`s be thankful, that we have modern sciences and do not need anymore religious speculations about Gods, devils, angels or UFO’s coming from Mars. Sometimes science gives more peace to the mind than any superstition.
Aurora Borealis
photo via flickr.com by Haukur Herbertsson, รlftanes, Iceland, sent to my flickr group BLOG IT! – click on the photo to enter his collection…
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurora_%28astronomy%29
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Aurora borealis
photo via flickr.com by Katie Becck, sent to my flickr group BLOG IT! – click on the photo to enter her collection…

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30 responses to “Aurora Borealis

  1. TBM

    So beautiful. I can’t wait to see it for myself someday!

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  2. Wonderful capture of an amazing phenomenon.

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  3. Fortunate people living there…

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  4. Very beautiful and imaginative. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. So mysterious, so out of this world…and yet all natural: wonderful photos and ideas. Thanks Frizztext!

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  6. Phenomenal! Would love to see them in person. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. ohmy…what a beauty…..

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  8. Thanks for sharing this knowledge.

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  9. I love the northern lights. I also love science! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you science, thank you northern lights & thanks Frizzman for sharing!

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  10. spectacular! the northern lights visit us here sometimes when the cold comes out of the north. we bundle up and sit outside and watch. thanks for the post!

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  11. Beautiful…amazing…fabulous! This is one of my favorite posts from you. Your description at the top is insightful and profound. The quote “Sometimes science gives more peace to the mind than any superstition” is one I will keep in my list of quotes to remember.

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  12. Fantastic experience! ๐Ÿ˜€ My first time to viewed the northern lights in person it was in Tromso January 2009! The experience was amazing! Thanks for sharing this post!

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  13. Beautiful…
    I used to live far enough North to catch a glimpse of them from time to time (nothing this dramatic), but still… I miss them.
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  14. I have loved the Northern Lights my entire life. My parents would get us out of bed as small children to see them! In Mississippi, they were not as dramatic, but looked like multi-colored curtains being swept across the night sky “in the bleak cold winter.” Thank you for the enjoyment you brought me viewing these aurora borealis photos today.

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  15. pretty much like what you see an hour after taking magic mushrooms. shh..

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  16. What a great selection of pictures of Aurora Borealis. There is something very spellbinding about this phenomenon. I have experience it a couple of times, and it’s quite amazing.

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  17. thirdhandart

    Spectacular photos FrizzText! Love your very wise observation, “Sometimes science gives more peace to the mind than any superstition.”

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  18. These are awesome! To see these northern lights up close and personal – this is on my bucket list. What beauty!

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  19. Very interesting! I hope to see it one day too.

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  20. Thanks for stopping by and the Like. You have a very interesting blog here. Love these pictures.

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  21. What a privilege to see this. I hope to do that one day.

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  22. The great Northern Lights. love it. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Reblogged this on FilipinoFestival.com.

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  25. This is one of my ‘bucket list’ things to do . . . see the dancing lights first hand! Beautiful post. Thanks for sharing!

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