Tag Archives: Astronomy

Incredible combination of storms and milky way views

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.

Tempest Milky Way from Randy Halverson on Vimeo.

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Incredible collection of Time Lapses (with music from Bear McCreary!)

Bear McCreary composed the music for Battlestar Galactica. Enough said.

Temporal Distortion from Randy Halverson on Vimeo.

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Aurora Dances with Jupiter, Venus, and Pleiades

Excellent shot by Doug Kiesling in Saint Cloud, MN this July. On the left of the photo is the faint aurora in pink while on the right of the photo you can see Jupiter, Venus, and Pleiades, a cluster of young stars. By young I mean 100 million years old.

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Beautiful Photo of Milky Way

Absolutely stunning photograph of the milky way over Piton de l’Eau on Reunion Island. The photographer waited over two years for the perfect conditions to take this photo. Dedication! And well worth it I’d say.

Source: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap120625.html

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July 2nd Solar Flare

Pretty amazing video of a solar flare occurring on July 2nd. Courtesy of http://cindeepthoughts.com/

Here’s the video.

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A Tsunami 2 Miles high Traveling at 250,000 mph… made of burning gas

If you haven’t seen History Channel’s “The Universe” I highly recommend the first few episodes that cover the planets in our solar system. My personal favorite is the first episode about the sun. Here’s a clip to get you intrigued.

This “sunquake” was caused by a solar flare so massive that the opposing force of the discharged particles slapped the surface of the sun. Cooooool. I mean… Hotttttt.

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A-freaking-mazing picture by Jeffery Sullivan

I discovered this awesome photographer via Bad Astronomy’s post. I love this guys Google+ account and I find I can spend an endless amount of time ogling over his work. Check it out here.

If you’re wondering, yes this is photoshopped. If you take a look at the right side of the cloud you can tell that Jeffery stacked pictures of clouds on top of each other to create the massive lightning effect.

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