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Aurora Above The Mountains

David Bowman

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Atmospheric Optics

02/20/2013

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Meadows Of Dan, VA - United States

Wonderful photo! l/f ~ A "seems as if we are there" kind of feeling. Thank you!

David Bowman replied:

Many thanks Diannah!

Spruce Grove, AB - Canada

Beautiful colors!

David Bowman replied:

Thank you Rose!

Winnipeg, MB - Canada

Always an amazing sight to see,,,,great capture! v/f

David Bowman replied:

Thanks Dorothy!

Maui, Ha - United States

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David Bowman replied:

Thanks for the feature Sharon!

Rijswijk, Zu - Netherlands

Aqnus/Annie - thank you!

Amsterdam, No - Netherlands

Great shot!! V

Sudbury, ON - Canada

Wow amazing!

Rijswijk, Zu - Netherlands

Thank you, everyone, for your very kind comments!

MOSMAN, NS - Australia

Thanks for this and your bravery,too......glorious image !

Seattle, Wa - United States

David, I agree with Byron, This is an OUTSTANDING photo! Really nice work! Favorited!

Wynnewood, PA - United States

Overwhelming! VF/fL

Smithers, BC - Canada

This is stunning David, I don't mind those temperatures, but we are really having a hard time capturing them at the moment because of overcast clouds and snow. I love this, V/F

Loveland, CO - United States

Beautiful! Green fire in the sky. v

Tucson, AZ - United States

Spectacular aurora image David. Brilliant composition as well. Dare I say Masterpiece?

North Bay, ON - Canada

amazing work............ David Very Very slow shutter :)

David Bowman replied:

Thanks Andrew. Actually, not too slow. I think around 4 secs. Much longer and you star to get star trails.

Calgary, AB - Canada

Wonderful capture!

David Bowman replied:

Thank you Evelina

Rawdon, QC - Canada

wonderful capture David! a visual feast!

Lexington, SC - United States

Amazing capture and beautiful location! Thanks for sharing and enduring the cold.

David Bowman replied:

Thanks David. Thoroughly thawed out now, I'm pleased to say :)

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Aurora Above The Mountains

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David Bowman

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Standing in subzero temperatures waiting and hoping the aurora will show itself (it was -20 on this particular evening) is a unique experience and one I would highly recommend to everyone. If you're lucky and it does appear it can feel like you're on another planet. 2012 and 2013 are supposed to be particularly good years for seeing the Northern Lights. We were certainly blessed on this particular evening. The most amazing display of shimmering greens, yellow, reds and purples criss-crossing the sky and lasting for around 3 hours. You may get a crick in your neck by the end, but it's more than worth it! - near Tromso, Norway
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An aurora is a natural light display in the sky particularly in the high latitude (Arctic and Antarctic) regions, caused by the collision of energetic charged particles with atoms in the high altitude atmosphere (thermosphere). The charged particles originate in the magnetosphere and solar wind and, on Earth, are directed by the Earth's magnetic field into the atmosphere.
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In northern latitudes, the effect is known as the aurora borealis (or the northern lights), named after the Roman goddess of dawn, Aurora, and the Greek name for the north wind, Boreas. Auroras seen near the magnetic pole may be high overhead, but from farther away, they illuminate the northern horizon as a greenish glow or sometimes a faint red, as if the Sun were rising from an unusual direction. Discrete aurorae often display magnetic field lines or curtain-like structures, and can change within seconds or glow unchanging for hours, most often in fluorescent green.
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The northern lights have had a number of names throughout history. The Cree call this phenomenon the "Dance of the Spirits". In Europe, in the Middle Ages, the auroras were commonly believed a sign from God.
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