Around the World - No.8


  • Vivaldi Team

    And again - very simple questions: 1. Where is it? 2. What is it? [img]https://vivaldi.net/media/com_easysocial/photos/29/49284/picture_original.jpg[/img]



  • some aurora borealis somewhere probably in the northern regions. When seeing the stars it should be quite dark, so I assume that the red light in the background is not necessarily the sun?

    If not: There aren't that many active volcanic regions where you can see auroras aka polar light - let me think: Iceland?

    … but right at the moment you should be able to see them in Norway too as our sun hickuped a veritable M-class flare about 2 days ago. That stuff should arrive any moment :D
    http://kho.unis.no/Quicklooks/SvalTrackII/ars.jpg
    http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/pmap/gif/pmapN.gif
    (always the latest prediction images of polar light visibility.)


  • Vivaldi Team

    Well, you almost win :)

    If you will have a closer look at the photo - you will see that red light highlighted the bottom side of clouds :)
    And I'm not sure that you can see the nice sunset and stars at the same time :)



  • if it is no recent image, I would say it is that volcano with the long unpronounceable (for me) name - Eyjafjallajökul but then it must have been in the end phase ….

    If it is a recent image, it should be the Bardarbunga - the flat region would call for that ...


  • Vivaldi Team

    Yes, you are right: it's a Bardarbunga volcano that currently erupted. I saw this volcano from the airplane three days ago when arrived to Iceland :)



  • Very Nice. :) Congrats QuHno. :)

    Mr. Shpankov,
    Would you be so kind and tell us the time and date the photo was taken? And the general direction it was looking: E, W, NE, NW?
    I would like to try and match-up the star pattern in the photo with a star chart.
    Thanks


  • Vivaldi Team

    @MoonDawg:

    Very Nice. :) Congrats QuHno. :)

    Mr. Shpankov,
    Would you be so kind and tell us the time and date the photo was taken? And the general direction it was looking: E, W, NE, NW?
    I would like to try and match-up the star pattern in the photo with a star chart.
    Thanks

    Sorry, but it's not my photo - I had found it here. :)

    Also there are a few similar photos:

    etc.



  • When I look at the historic data for the aurora ovals, the aurora should be in the north, so the camera should point to the west-
    I might have missed a bigger flare that could have pushed the oval farther to the south, but it is unlikely, there wasn't that much activity this year …

    BTW: Luckily the telegraph printed the name of the photographer, so I could find a better image by him, almost at the same location, probably at the same time:
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/hordurfinnboga/15301683045/

    Following the link to the album a visitor linked to ( https://www.flickr.com/photos/michandreas/14949901769 ), that photographer mentioned that the lights were above Herðubreið which is in the north of Bardabunga.


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