night sky

A Magic Aurora Dance

Benny Hoynes's picture

28 March, 2019. Was driving, so I just stopped my car and jumped out. It was at 20.30 in the evening. 

A Magic Aurora Dance

This video was taken from Sortland city, and the lights in the distance are Blokken, Sortland. Was -5°C

 

Hidden Treasures: Six Places to See the Milky Way

Joel Carillet's picture

Here’s a statistic for you: “The stellar disk of the Milky Way galaxy is approximately 100,000 light-years (30 kiloparsecs, 9×1017 km) in diameter, and is considered to be, on average, about 1,000 ly (0.3 kpc) thick.” I got that from Wikipedia.

The Colorado Sky at Night: San Juan National Park

Alex Berger's picture

There's just something magical about the Colorado sky when viewed from the San Juan Mountains. It's more than just the result of elevation lifting you towards the heavens. It's the lack of light pollution, the crispness of the air, the subtle gurgle of a nearby stream and the smell of vanilla wafting from the bark of the Ponderosa pines with their vanilla-butterscotch scent.