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Astronomy Picture of the Day
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Aurora Over White Dome Geyser

Image Credit & Copyright: Robert Howell



Not sure if this is Photoshopped or not, but regardless, thought it to be an awesome picture and wanted to share!



Quote:Explanation: Sometimes both heaven and Earth erupt. Colorful aurorae erupted unexpectedly a few years ago, with green aurora appearing near the horizon and brilliant bands of red aurora blooming high overhead. A bright Moon lit the foreground of this picturesque scene, while familiar stars could be seen far in the distance.

With planning, the careful astrophotographer shot this image mosaic in the field of White Dome Geyser in Yellowstone National Park in the western USA.

Sure enough, just after midnight, White Dome erupted -- spraying a stream of water and vapor many meters into the air. Geyser water is heated to steam by scalding magma several kilometers below, and rises through rock cracks to the surface. About half of all known geysers occur in Yellowstone National Park. Although the geomagnetic storm that created these aurorae has since subsided, eruptions of White Dome Geyser continue about every 30 minutes.


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Just simply a gorgeous shot!!  minusculethumbsup

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smallawesome  Beautiful!
Once A Rogue, Always A Rogue!
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Breath-taking beauty!    minusculeclap

The photographer was jumping up and down at capturing this one, I imagine!   minusculecheers


ETA to add this picture I just came across on FB.  There was no credit given to the photographer, so kudos to whomever took it.

This is Fly Geyser in Nevada.    
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What an amazing photo! Absolutely breath taking. 

How awesome it would be to be there in person witnessing something like that with the naked eye, counting the stars (that may take awhile with a view like this!!!)
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(10-05-2016, 02:50 AM)perfectinsanity Wrote: What an amazing photo! Absolutely breath taking. 

How awesome it would be to be there in person witnessing something like that with the naked eye, counting the stars (that may take awhile with a view like this!!!)



I know...talk about perfect timing!!
Great shot indeed.

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