New Breathtaking Images Of The Greatest Light Show On Earth

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A series of new images have been published that were taken in northern Canada and Iceland of this year’s Aurora Borealis. The breathtaking shots of what is also known as the Northern Lights are some of the most spectacular to date. The photos show the yearly occurrence of solar particles colliding with the Earth’s atmosphere.

Being a space geek and a lighting enthusiast, it doesn’t get any better than this. The shutterbugs who captured these outstanding photos traveled to the most northern parts of the globe, enduring frigid sub zero temperatures to get these shots.

Billed the greatest light show on the planet, this celestial phenomenon takes place about 60 miles up from the Earth’s surface. It wasn’t until the 1950’s that scientists were able to explain exactly what causes Aurora Borealis. Back in 1880, scientists suspected that it had something to do with sunspot activity – but it wasn’t until 1957 that they figured out it was electrons and protons from the sun being blown towards the earth on the ‘solar wind’

For more amazing images of Aurora Borealis and the full explanation of what causes it, check out [Space.com] 

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Scott St. John

About Scott St. John

I have worked in the media for over 30 years as a Producer,director, cameraman,photographer and in publicity. I have worked for the four major television networks and for over 20 different cable networks. From American Idol to the Today Show to HBO Documentaries to the Academy Awards, I have been fortunate to work at the highest professional level in television. As a photographer, my work has been published or seen online in magazines such as Maxim, Stuff, Us weekly, InTouch,Gotham, Shock, OK magazine and more. My work has taken me to the four corners of the world from Africa to South America to Europe to Japan. It's been a great run and I am happy to be on board with the News Burner team.

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One Response to New Breathtaking Images Of The Greatest Light Show On Earth

  1. Alper February 15, 2014 at 4:22 am #

    is born to King Stephen and his Queen (The March from the Tchaikovsky ballet plays) and all the intbaitanhs of the land come to her Christening in the great hall of the castle. Aurora’s three fairy godmothers Flora, Fauna and Merryweather (later Disney animators said they based them on three actual little old ladies) bestow the baby princess with the gifts of song and grace. But the Gothic enchantress Maleficent, the rotten apple in the bunch, was not invited and naturally, she is outraged. She wears a purple-black robe, has Devil horns on her head and her constant companion on her shoulder is a black raven. Sometimes I don’t think she’s very happy Fauna says of her. Caught up in a nasty mood, the evil sorceress casts an evil spell on Aurora. She will prick her finger on a spinning wheel an die on her sixteenth birthday. To avoid this catostrophe, King Stephen orders all the spinning wheels burned. Merriweather, the fairy in blue, brings hope- only the kiss of a brave and noble prince will lift the curse of the death-like sleep.That prince is Phillip, who was already engaged to wed Aurora as a boy, (in an obvious statement about political unions in European monarchies). The three fairies do their best to prevent the terrible fate on Aurora, so they hide with her in their cottage in the deep forest and change her name to Briar Rose, raising her as their own child. But.. luck would have it, she meets Prince Phillip as he is hunting, they waltz and fall in love and she is brought back to the castle where she was born. There, Maleficent makes her prick her finger on the spinning wheel in a hypnotic trance. The spell is cat Poor Aurora But you know the rest, don’t you ? Fairy tale loves always have a happy ending. The Tchaikovsky music, the artistic animation, and the engaging story will delight audiences as far into the future as 2059. In 1959, children and young girls might have been captivated (they said that Aurora was based on either Leslie Caron or Audrey Hepburn) but in the future, the tale will still win hearts. Young girls will once again be gripped. Virtue will be rewarded. After all, true love conquers all.