Northern Lights

Fish-eye lens view of the northern lights taken mid July 2004.

 

Lights along the northern horizon give an orange cast to the low clouds while alluring green and purple hues of the aurora borealis or northern lights glow powered by energetic particles at the edge of space.

 

The Big Dipper in the constellation Ursa Major is on the left and on the right is Queen Cassiopeia in the constellation Cassiopeia. Between them in the middle, is the Little Dipper in the constellation Ursa Minor. The end of the Little Dipper’s handle is Polaris, known as the North Star.

 

Credit: Philippe Moussette at Observatoire Mont Cosmos, Quebec, Canada

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