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#132792 2 years, 5 months ago
nothing is post again one more try

www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/news/aurora-underfoot.html
^This is the short video with no explanation and just the "fly-by."

www.nasa.gov/multimedia/videogallery/ind...p;media_id=134928691
^This is the short explanation with the videos at about 1:30

Sorry it will not let me imbed the video from the other site so copy and paste or click on the link, it is worth it! This is one of the coolest videos I've seen lately from NASA. Its the ISS flying through a geomagnetic storm (Aurora Borealis) while in orbit.
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Sorry it will not let me imbed the video from the NASA site that's why there are multiple posts. So I ventured onto youtube, it is worth it! This is one of the coolest videos I've seen lately from NASA. Its the ISS flying through a geomagnetic storm (Aurora Borealis) while in orbit. It's amazing to see what is going on above our heads at night while we're at show!!
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#132858 2 years, 5 months ago
Very cool stuff. Thanks.
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Re: The planets have been shining their lovelights...

#133335 2 years, 5 months ago
rockinbob wrote:
I use Google Sky but the spiral light of Venus is always visible out our family room window on a clear night. So beautiful and so close looking yet so far away... Niceness


Venus was amazing by us last night. So cool to see the orange/redish hue.

It better be out when we they break out that terrapin station. The spiral light of venus rising first and shining best.

And the little and big dippers. Beautiful stuff. Takes me back to a simpler time (another time, forgotten space)

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Very cool videos Direwolf, thx. Them Northern lights fascinate me!
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#133339 2 years, 5 months ago
The last few nights have been very clear, and cool. Perfect for an evening walk. And star gazing. Unfortunately the light
pollution has been getting worse in recent years. SF, how is it near your area?
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#133342 2 years, 5 months ago
At night the skies are crystal clear by me. Almost no other lights in sight in my backyard anyway. I wish I had a camera capable of capturing the enormity of it. All I can get are pictures of a few dots, and the dippers, which just looks a bit strange.

Oh, I think there was no moon last night, which really helps. But the full moon last week was also special, super full. I Love when the moon gets large... it's an amazing site over the NYC skyline or the site of the 1960's world fair (the giant globe).

Damn large full moons are amazing sites most anywhere.
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#133343 2 years, 5 months ago
There is a waning moon. I noticed it rose later last night. Slightly less than half full. There is quite a bit of development around
here. So it can fade out all but the brightest stars. That's why I love to get out in the country when I can.
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#133344 2 years, 5 months ago
By the way, all you need is a tripod, and a camera which allows you to take a time exposure. Captures light you don't notice.
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#133347 2 years, 5 months ago
scar1et_f1re wrote:
At night the skies are crystal clear by me. Almost no other lights in sight in my backyard anyway. I wish I had a camera capable of capturing the enormity of it. All I can get are pictures of a few dots, and the dippers, which just looks a bit strange.

Oh, I think there was no moon last night, which really helps. But the full moon last week was also special, super full. I Love when the moon gets large... it's an amazing site over the NYC skyline or the site of the 1960's world fair (the giant globe).

Damn large full moons are amazing sites most anywhere.


if you want to take good exposures of the stars you need to have a long shutter open time....or if you can with your camera and most digitals can't which sucks...(bring back analog...damn you Kodak!!) leave the shutter open to get a star path. When I was camping in Arches last summer we got amazing pictures of stars and star paths through the Skyline arch. Some of the longer exposures look like day (one year we had a full moon there, another a new moon so we got the best of both worlds) but with the most contrasting and vibrant colors. however you really have to have no light pollution even from adjacent cities and towns for the longest exposures to come out well
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#133348 2 years, 5 months ago
Chester wrote:
By the way, all you need is a tripod, and a camera which allows you to take a time exposure. Captures light you don't notice.


ha i was typing the above post and then i saw this! Cheers!
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