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The Aurora

(vimeo link) Terje Sorgjerd took footage of the Aurora Borealis around Kirkenes, Norway, near the Russian border. A week of footage is condensed in this beautiful time-lapse video. -via Metafilter

"The Gift" from Kremlin

LinkScroll down for today’s pictures & links. “The Gift” from Kremlin A mysterious box, a rollicking chase, thrilling direction (by by Carl Erik Rinsch), a beautiful vision of the future: can it get any better than this amazing short film? We don’t think so. Link Today’s pictures & links: Hanging Out We all know that rent can be outrageous, but [...]

Massive Solar Storm Causes Aurora Lights

Aurora Borealis in WisconsinMassive Solar Storm Causes Aurora Lights in United States and Canada As scientists have already warned us, huge solar storm hit Earth’s atmosphere today. A few of extraordinary massive eruptions of the plasma on Sun’s surface have reached Earth today and thanks to that increased solar activity, residents in some areas of [...]

Aurora Australis as Seen from Orbit

Aurora Australis Observed from the International Space Station Among the views of Earth afforded astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS), surely one of the most spectacular is of the aurora. These ever-shifting displays of colored ribbons, curtains, rays, and spots are most visible near the North (aurora borealis) and South (aurora australis) Poles as [...]