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(io9)   Rare vivid pink Aurora Borealis over Iceland, caused by an X-Class Solar Flare   (io9.com) divider line 22
    More: Cool, solar flares, Iceland, morning, ejections, solar winds, charged particles, lens flares  
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2014-04-05 03:20:04 PM  
If the Vimeo video is slow to load for you, here it is in 4K on Youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6zR2T9vn2c
 
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2014-04-05 03:34:21 PM  
Cool indeed! Nice find  subby.
 
2014-04-05 04:42:51 PM  
Mmmmm...Vivid Entertainment presents X-rated, Icelandic, Pink Areolas...


/Seven
 
2014-04-05 05:03:39 PM  
Nice curtains.
 
2014-04-05 05:30:52 PM  

Gecko Gingrich: Mmmmm...Vivid Entertainment presents X-rated, Icelandic, Pink Areolas...


/Seven


Yeah, this is actually an AWESOME headline. Plus 1, subs.
 
2014-04-05 05:45:30 PM  
That's....wow.
 
2014-04-05 05:59:12 PM  
Sweeeeet.

Let's go to Iceland.
 
2014-04-05 06:08:20 PM  
That was me. I left the Bifrost running. You're welcome.
 
2014-04-05 06:14:35 PM  
Damn, that is impressive. I go to Iceland a couple times a year, typically to photograph and get shots of the aurora. I went in early Feb and got a few timelapses, but this was the best I could pull off for a still image, due to all the clouds.
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I really like photographing there in the winter. The "magic hour" of soft light happens during most of the daylight hours (due to the sun being low on the horizon at that latitude) and all the rugged landscapes, with zero air pollution and minimal light pollution.

Iceland's da bomb:
scontent-b-sea.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2014-04-05 07:24:27 PM  
i.imgur.com i.imgur.com
 
2014-04-05 07:31:03 PM  

MrSteve007: Damn, that is impressive. I go to Iceland a couple times a year, typically to photograph and get shots of the aurora. I went in early Feb and got a few timelapses, but this was the best I could pull off for a still image, due to all the clouds.
[scontent-a-sea.xx.fbcdn.net image 850x566]

I really like photographing there in the winter. The "magic hour" of soft light happens during most of the daylight hours (due to the sun being low on the horizon at that latitude) and all the rugged landscapes, with zero air pollution and minimal light pollution.

Iceland's da bomb:
[scontent-b-sea.xx.fbcdn.net image 850x566]


Nice shots.
 
2014-04-05 09:47:49 PM  
Notice the occasional light streaking across the sky. At first I thought "Awesome, meteors". But then I thought about it. This is time lapse and everything is sped up. A meteor would flash by very quickly. Are these airplanes or perhaps satellites? My guess is satellites. I've seen the ISS and it can be very bright and quite fast but quite a bit slower than a meteor.
 
2014-04-05 10:25:42 PM  
Scientists were able to record the radio signals emitted by the charged solar particles as they reached Earth...

Charged particle #1: "We're passing through the magnetic field"

Charged particle #2: "Switch your deflectors on, double front"
 
2014-04-05 11:59:08 PM  

MrSteve007: Iceland's da bomb:


Agreed.. Spent a year there in 05-06 and your assessment of the lighting conditions is spot-on!!


farm3.staticflickr.com

Here's an aurora pic I took in October 2006 the day before I went back to the U.S.

farm3.staticflickr.com

My Iceland Photos for your viewing pleasure
 
2014-04-06 12:10:30 AM  
 
2014-04-06 01:13:58 AM  
Awesome, in the tradtional sense!  Thanks, subby.
 
2014-04-06 08:22:35 AM  

Gecko Gingrich: Mmmmm...Vivid Entertainment presents X-rated, Icelandic, Pink Areolas...


/Seven


Starring Aurora Snow
 
2014-04-06 10:55:40 AM  

markie_farkie: MrSteve007: Iceland's da bomb:

Agreed.. Spent a year there in 05-06 and your assessment of the lighting conditions is spot-on!!


[farm3.staticflickr.com image 850x565]

Here's an aurora pic I took in October 2006 the day before I went back to the U.S.

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My Iceland Photos for your viewing pleasure


Love your pics. If you ever question whether anything you do touches anyone, know that this pic, http://www.flickr.com/photos/15191107@N08/4150919167/in/set-721576174 1 3991302 , has been my desktop for over 7 years. Everyone who sees my monitor comments on it.
 
2014-04-06 03:45:08 PM  

GardenWeasel: Love your pics. If you ever question whether anything you do touches anyone, know that this pic, http://www.flickr.com/photos/15191107@N08/4150919167/in/set-721576174 1 3991302 , has been my desktop for over 7 years. Everyone who sees my monitor comments on it.


Cool!  Your CSB made my week!
 
2014-04-06 07:02:04 PM  

markie_farkie: GardenWeasel: Love your pics. If you ever question whether anything you do touches anyone, know that this pic, http://www.flickr.com/photos/15191107@N08/4150919167/in/set-721576174 1 3991302 , has been my desktop for over 7 years. Everyone who sees my monitor comments on it.

Cool!  Your CSB made my week!


That IS neat. Good for you, and nice going, GardenWeasel.
 
2014-04-06 08:14:26 PM  
ohhh myyy!
 
2014-04-06 11:45:30 PM  
wanted for questioning:

www.crushable.com
 
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