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Moonbow Under The Aurora Borealis

Posted in 2017, astronomy, Galaxy with tags , , on November 16, 2017 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI


Surely, a show that will remain in my memory, a week ago, on November 7th. Between fast moving clouds, rain showers which lasted no more than two or three minutes, this fantastic moonbow appeared, when the almost Full Moon managed to break the clouds….(..)

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A rare shot with Auroras and Light Pillars in the same image

Posted in 2016, astronomy with tags , , , , on January 14, 2016 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI


Last night in Muonio, Finland, Antti Pietikäinen hiked out onto the frozen surface of the River Muonio to get away from glaring city lights. “I was trying to get a better view of the auroras,” he says. Turns out, he got a great view of both

“I had a rare shot with auroras and light pillars in the same image,” says Pietikäinen.

Light pillars are a common sight around northern cities in winter. Urban lights bounce off ice crystals in the air, producing tall luminous columns sometimes mistaken for auroras.

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After a long, long summer day, Arctic skies are darkening again, and in the sunset observers are seeing rays of green in the twilight blue

Posted in 2014, astronomy with tags , , , , on August 31, 2014 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI


“I went out last night to catch the sunset–but mostly the auroras,” says Olsen. “Even before it was dark, the Northern Lights made an appearance.”

More lights are in the offing. NOAA forecasters estimate a 20% of polar geomagnetic storms during the next 24 hours. The odds of Arctic auroras are higher, however, because it doesn’t take a full-fledged storm to turn the twilight green at polar latitudes. Now is a good time to book a tour. Aurora alerts: text, voice

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