Wallpaper Monday

I was all set to post a wallpaper, but got derailed by one of the most gorgeous videos I’ve ever seen of the aurora borealis. It’s today’s Astronomy Picture of the Day. Videographer Terje Sørgjerd took advantage of a major coronal mass ejection that blew off the sun earlier this month, producing one of the biggest auroral displays in years when it arrived at Earth’s magnetic field.

Sørgjerd wrote on his Vimeo page: “Shot in and around Kirkenes and Pas National Park bordering Russia, at 70 degree north and 30 degrees east. Temperatures around -25 Celsius. Good fun.”

What really knocked my socks off was seeing footage of the aurora during daylight. Wow.

Definitely view this in HD and full screen:


About Fletcher DeLancey

Socialist heathen and Mac-using author of the Chronicles of Alsea, who enjoys pondering science, politics, well-honed satire (though sarcastic humor can work, too) and all things geeky.
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One Response to Wallpaper Monday

  1. xenatuba says:

    Wow. Just wow. Thanks for posting that, and you’re right, the daytime view is just amazing!

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