I could post stuff like this every day. Except then I’d have to call the blog Green Auroras instead of Silver Rockets, because… well, y’know.
There was a special on TV Japan this morning featuring aurora video footage from Yellowknife, in the Northwest Territories of Canada. The オーロラ (OH-rora) seems to be globally fascinating. Who wouldn’t be fascinated if they stepped outside and saw the above??
It was one of the most memorable auroras of the season. There was green light, red light, and sometimes a mixture of the two. There were multiple rays, distinct curtains, and even an auroral corona. It took up so much of the sky. In the background were stars too numerous to count, in the foreground a friend trying to image the same sight. The scene was captured with a fisheye lens around and above Tromsø, Norway, last month. With the Sun becoming more active, next year might bring even more spectacular aurora.