This takes some serious rigor to get shots like this. Titled “Tempest Milky Way”, Randy Halverson’s masterpiece won Best Overall at the 2011 Chronos Film Festival.
The intensity of the solar storm in mid-July was incredible. Very rarely does aurora reach as far south as this. Let alone be as intense!<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/45950026″>July 15, 2012 Auroras from Grand Rapids, MN</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user10568869″>Robert John Conzemius</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>
Pretty incredible stuff. Hard to believe this happens to quickly!
Incredible photo by “ESA/A. Kumar & E. Bondoux”
In case you did not know, SpaceX recently completed their mission to attach to the ISS. Seems pretty easy? Well this is significant because it is the first privately developed space craft to do so. It is truly a turning point in our history, as private companies are now exploring and considering space exploration. Soon, you could take a trip to space. Maybe even the moon! Sign me up!
This HUGE storm – as in the width of the storm is as large as the Earth – was captured by the Cassini spacecraft (yet again another brilliant photo from Cassini). Isn’t it amazing how illustrative the storm is? You can clearly how the storms seems to be “flowing” as well as the eddies on the edge of the storm. Lightning has even been spotted in this storm!
The recent solar flare has been lighting up the night skies with beautiful aurora. This photo by Goldpaint Photography displays the brilliant purple aurora behind a background of mountains. Not to mention the cool reflection pool, too. A great work of photography!