Take my breath away

“Life is not the amount of breaths you take, it’s the moments that take your breath away.”

Flowing Auroras Over Norway
Image Credit & Copyright: Tor Even MathisenMusic: Per Wollen; Vocals: Silje Beate Nilssen

Explanation: Have you ever seen an aurora? Auroras are occurring again with increasing frequency. With the Sun being unusually dormant over the past three years, the amount of Sun-induced auroras has also been unusually low. More recently, however, our Sun has become increasingly active and exhibiting a greater abundance of sunspotsflares, and coronal mass ejections. Solar activity like this typically expels charged particles into the Solar System, some of which may trigger Earthly auroras. As this year unfolded, the above timelapse displays of picturesque auroras were captured above TromsøNorwayCurtains of auroral light, usually green,flowshimmer and dance as energetic particles fall toward the Earth and ionize air molecules high up in the Earth’s atmosphere.

Credit:   http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap101124.html

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About Grace

I am striving to improve my writing style and craft.
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