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Scientists expose mystery behind northern lights

Posted on Saturday, 26 July, 2008 | Comment icon 8 comments


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"Scientists have exposed some of the mystery behind the northern lights."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Moonshine on 26 July, 2008, 9:38
I thought the nothern lights were just gasses from the sun escaping into the Earths atmosphere? Not completely sure.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Inner Space on 26 July, 2008, 12:32
Listen to the Northen Lights. Amazing!!!
Comment icon #3 Posted by Mr. sasquatch on 26 July, 2008, 15:16
I've never had a chance to actually see these auroras and I really want to. But I have a question for anyone who has seen one of these: On TV, these look like magnificent arrays of changing colors swirling around in the night sky. It seems almost unbelievable that nature could produce such a beauty. Is that how it really looks when you are there? I mean do they really swirl around like that before your eyes? Do those colors change change very slowly or quickly? Are those footages just fast-forwarded to make them look more marvelous and beautiful? I'm greatly curious. Any useful input is apprec... [More]
Comment icon #4 Posted by Inner Space on 26 July, 2008, 15:42
I've never had a chance to actually see these auroras and I really want to. But I have a question for anyone who has seen one of these: On TV, these look like magnificent arrays of changing colors swirling around in the night sky. It seems almost unbelievable that nature could produce such a beauty. Is that how it really looks when you are there? I mean do they really swirl around like that before your eyes? Do those colors change change very slowly or quickly? Are those footages just fast-forwarded to make them look more marvelous and beautiful? I'm greatly curious. Any useful input is apprec... [More]
Comment icon #5 Posted by Condescending on 26 July, 2008, 17:23
A good find, the most beautifull phenomena on earth, besides maybe birth.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Helen of Annoy on 26 July, 2008, 23:57
Filmed in real time: "It is rare to see vivid colors in these with the naked eye. When they are vivid to the naked eye, the most common color is green. Most of the time they appear white to the human eye, taking a photo would show them as bright green or red. This was filmed in color, but set on night shot." NASA: The Mystery of the Aurora I'm not an expert in this area...I just do research on their effects on humans. Hope this helps some. Is there some simple explanation why they appear white to naked eye while they're brightly coloured in photos? And could you tell us what have you found, ho... [More]
Comment icon #7 Posted by Mr. sasquatch on 27 July, 2008, 0:41
Filmed in real time: "It is rare to see vivid colors in these with the naked eye. When they are vivid to the naked eye, the most common color is green. Most of the time they appear white to the human eye, taking a photo would show them as bright green or red. This was filmed in color, but set on night shot." NASA: The Mystery of the Aurora I'm not an expert in this area...I just do research on their effects on humans. Hope this helps some. THANK YOU! That was most helpful. However, it did sort of disappoint me a little bit. I'm sure you understand. But now I know what to expect when I travel t... [More]
Comment icon #8 Posted by conspiracybeliever on 29 July, 2008, 16:29
I've never had a chance to actually see these auroras and I really want to. But I have a question for anyone who has seen one of these: On TV, these look like magnificent arrays of changing colors swirling around in the night sky. It seems almost unbelievable that nature could produce such a beauty. Is that how it really looks when you are there? I mean do they really swirl around like that before your eyes? Do those colors change change very slowly or quickly? Are those footages just fast-forwarded to make them look more marvelous and beautiful? I'm greatly curious. Any useful input is apprec... [More]


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