Nature’s Best Film II

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009
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Aurora Borealis #17, by Ellen Hardy.  

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Aurora Borealis #18, by Ellen Hardy.  

Nature’s best film

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

 

 

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Aurora Borealis #3, by Ellen Hardy

“While we stayed fixed on the earth and we look to the sky it reminds us how fast we are actually moving and how quickly a moment passes. The sky is nature’s best film and through my painting I try to capture its beauty.” – Ellen Hardy

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Atsannik

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

Atsannik (Aurora, Baffin I.), by Peter C. Stone. Oil on Canvas. Artist featured in Polar Attractions.  

 

In Roman mythology, she is the goddess of the dawn. I swear I’ve met her many times. And here, dwarfing the manmade lights on the shore, she appears as luminous ribbons and streamers of light sometimes visible in the night skies, the aurora borealis. Her curtains of translucent reds, blues, yellows and greens, are made manifest by the bombardment of the atmosphere with charged solar particles that are guided along the earth’s magnetic lines of force. (more…)

Northern Lights

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

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Northern lights, Aurora borealis, over a Nenets reindeer herders camp.
Yamal Peninsula, W. Siberia, Russia, by Bryan & Cherry Alexander. Photograph.

www.arcticphoto.co.uk

Aurora borealis

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

Aurora borealis, Northern Alaska, 1987, by Gerard Lemmo.
Photograph. Piece featured in Polar Attractions.

Aurora Explorations:
Northern lights generator: www.mrnussbaum.com/aurora
To learn more about auroras. www.exploratorium.edu/learning_studio/auroras