Posts tagged 'Aurora Borealis'


“Time lapse sequences of photographs taken with a special low-light 4K-camera by the crew of expedition 28 & 29 onboard the International Space Station from August to October, 2011.”

I have a new favorite video on the internet! It’s this one! You should check it out! Holy shit this is so dope; dim the lights, turn the volume way up and full screen this bitch immediately. Michael König took the contemplative, ethereal ambient breaks of the super-talented Jan Jelinek and combined them with high-definition (4K!) low-light time lapses that NASA took recently and were cool enough to give away for free online.

PRO TIP: Keep your eyes peeled for the minuscule thunderstorms and ribboning, neon auroras. Thanks again, internet.

P.S. To see a list of locations for each shot used in the film click here.

[ Earth -Time Lapse View from Space/Fly Over -Nasa, ISS (vid by Michael König @ ]

The Aurora Borealis

“The Sun acts as an enormous power plant. The energy is created deep inside the core of the Sun, here the temperature is over 14 million degrees and the pressure so enormous that hydrogen atoms are squeezed together into another element: helium.”

Time for some science, bitches – prepare to get your learn on! The Sun is an endlessly fascinating topic for me and this video, produced by in concert with the Department of Physics at the University of Oslo, does a great job of explaining the complex process of how the Aurora Borealis forms in an easy-to-understand way. Speaking of which, my favorite way to wrap my head around complex topics, like nuclear fusion, is to first head over to Simple English Wikipedia. It’s page on The Sun is fantastic – “The sun is basically a very, very large ball of plasma bubbling with non-stop explosions. These explosions give off so much energy that if we could gather all the Sun’s energy for one second it would be enough to power the U.S.for 9 million years…more – as are the entries pertaining to the Higgs Boson, strong force and the special theory of relativity. Don’t forget: knowledge is power.

Related: More Aurora Borealis on The Tripatorium™.

[ The Aurora Borealis ]

Northern Lights Post #3

While I’m aware that respondcreate already posted some great content relating to our most impressive of natural phenomenons, I thought I would go ahead and throw this video up on the site because, well, it’s a video, it’s in HD, and it’s stunning. Terje Sorgjerd captured one of the largest Aurora Borealis events in years as it occurred over national parks bordering Russia (so think remote, wild, and very very cold). He has some other great HD videos up, so check them all out, especially the one detailing the beauty of Norway and it’s landscape.

[ The Aurora via Buzzfeed ]

The Northern Lights of Norway

by Ole C. Salomonsen (
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These images are from two very talented Norwegian photographers: Ole C. Salomonsen and Øystein Lunde Ingvaldsen.  If you’d like to see (lots) more be sure to check out their respective aurora-specific galleries here and here.  If you want to see the northern lights in motion be sure to check out this video.

I’ve got to make a point to visit Norway to see these in person at some point before I die.

[ November 2010 Northern Lights Gallery ]

Aurora Borealis Timelapse

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!  Tor Even Mathisen took some great time lapse sequences of the Aurora Borealis show in Tromsø, Norway and then stitched them together into a video and backed it with the ethereal music of Per Wollen and Silje Beate Nilssen.  Dim the lights for this one.

[ Aurora Borealis timelapse HD - Tromsø 2010 via APOD ]