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Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day


Originally shared by Astronomy Picture of the Day (APoD)

The Aurora Tree

Image Credit & Copyright: Alyn Wallace Photography

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap170320.html

Yes, but can your tree do this? Pictured is a visual coincidence between the dark branches of a nearby tree and bright glow of a distant aurora. The beauty of the aurora — combined with how it seemed to mimic a tree right nearby — mesmerized the photographer to such a degree that he momentarily forgot to take pictures. When viewed at the right angle, it seemed that this tree had aurora for leaves! Fortunately, before the aurora morphed into a different overall shape, he came to his senses and capture the awe-inspiring momentary coincidence. Typically triggered by solar explosions, aurora are caused by high energy electrons impacting the Earth’s atmosphere around 150 kilometers up. The unusual Earth-sky collaboration was witnessed earlier this month in Iceland.

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  1. Exactly, Larry Gandy…

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