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.
I love this illustration of my favorite part of Tomorrowland! A thoughtful souvenir, from someone who clearly knows my
fairly obvious if you read this blog tastes.
This amazing Moon light is by Japanese designer Nosigner (Eisuke Tachikawa), in response to the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. It’s a beautiful piece, I would LOVE to own one.
Conceived by Japanese designer Nosigner as a symbol of hope after the earthquake and tsunami left Japan with almost none to be had, the Moon light is an accurate rendering of our only natural satellite.
Nosigner said after the twin disasters struck, many Japanese prayed to the ‘super moon’, the biggest full moon in a cycle of 18 years. “‘The Moon’ is the light of our hope,” the designer wrote on his blog.
To mould each crevice and scar on the moon’s surface accurately, Nosigner collected 3D topographical data from the lunar orbiter Kaguya.