An aurora in Moscow?
Moscow, Russia, 12.17.2012. An aurora.
Photo by photo-bear.com
Shafts of light in the sky become
higher and higher, then fade and go out.
What was it? Was it an aurora? I still do not know this.
But it was very interesting!
Sorry, my photos are not very good. It looks like snow dust on my photo is more
important than the aurora :o) But it was so dark, cold, snow dust climbed
into the lens of my camera... And, to be honest, I'm not really good
photographer! Night photography requires time and skills, and the aurora
appeared so suddenly and so quickly disappeared ... But it seems, no one but me
took a picture of this phenomenon. All slept, and it was really very
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
Aurora. Photo from Wikipedia
"Auroras are associated with the solar wind, a flow of ions continuously flowing
outward from the Sun. The Earth's magnetic field traps these particles, many of
which travel toward the poles where they are accelerated toward Earth.
Collisions between these ions and atmospheric atoms and molecules cause energy
releases in the form of auroras appearing in large circles around the poles.
Auroras are more frequent and brighter during the intense phase of the solar
cycle when coronal mass ejections increase the intensity of the solar wind"
It was a geomagnetic storm that night! And, of course, the solar wind
I've seen the Aurora in Moscow!