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2012 Aurora Borealis


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Jae
- 936 days ago - flickr.com
The Northern Lights, also known as Aurora Borealis, occurs when energy particles from the sun interact with the earth's magnetic field. This year, the sun spewed it's largest solar flares in six years



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Michela m. (3943)
Wednesday February 29, 2012, 2:20 pm
The REAL ARTIST!!!!!!!!!!!! : : : NATURE
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 29, 2012, 2:37 pm
Beauty nourishes the soul.
 

Mary T. (186)
Wednesday February 29, 2012, 2:59 pm
Nature the true artist, Thanks Jae awesome photos.
 

Alice C. (1797)
Wednesday February 29, 2012, 3:42 pm
Lovely ~ I've only seen the Northern lights once in the back yard of my parents home in New Jersey
 

Eonna Lee (41)
Wednesday February 29, 2012, 5:26 pm
magnificent! thanks for sharing, Jae.
 

Jae A. (323)
Wednesday February 29, 2012, 7:24 pm
I'd love to experience seeing these lights from some advantage view point but for now the pictures will have to do for myself..They are.as beautiful as they are mysterious.
 

Jae A. (323)
Wednesday February 29, 2012, 7:30 pm
The how these take place is what caught my attention. Perhaps I have read/heard how before somewhere and forgotten the details but this time I don't think I will forget. Very interesting to me, more so than ever before actually....beyond that of their beauty and almost eerie presence in what would otherwise be seen in a 'nomal' sky.
 

Rebecca T. (1)
Wednesday February 29, 2012, 7:43 pm
Stunning. I've seen the northern lights a few times here in Maine, but never like that.
 

Patricia Thompson (13)
Wednesday February 29, 2012, 8:09 pm
I've never lived in an area where I could observe it but have always wished I could. Instead of looking at pics online over the years maybe one day I'll visit where I can see it for real :)
 

Susan S. (191)
Wednesday February 29, 2012, 8:33 pm
Thanks for the photos Jae. We live in Whitehorse in the Yukon Territory, and athough there are northern lights tours and photographers chase them I can honestly admit that I have not yet seen them this year! Maybe I am going to bed too early!!! In June on the 21st (summer solstice) there is very little night and it seems that the sun just sets and then rises again. I do notice the amazing skies and the amazing light. I highly recommend visiting the north.
 

Quanta Kiran (65)
Wednesday February 29, 2012, 9:19 pm
Thanks.
 

Sue H. (7)
Wednesday February 29, 2012, 9:50 pm
Breathtaking, thanks for sharing.
 

Penelope P. (222)
Thursday March 1, 2012, 3:11 am
Luvly
 

KS Goh (0)
Thursday March 1, 2012, 4:00 am
Thanks for the article.
 

Edwin M. (366)
Thursday March 1, 2012, 5:30 am
I lived in Alaska for a couple of years and was always in awe of this beautiful phenomenon
 

John Gregoire (255)
Thursday March 1, 2012, 5:45 am
Upstate NY sometimes gets this treat but not as often as we would like. Beautiful -thanks for sharing.
 

Sue Matheson (71)
Thursday March 1, 2012, 6:54 am
thanks.
 

TERRY R. (295)
Thursday March 1, 2012, 9:59 am
MAGNIFICENT.
 

Cynthia no frwd B. (261)
Thursday March 1, 2012, 12:05 pm
thx Jae I would love to be in the mist of this magical, mysterious event. A magnificent occurance of nature's beauty
 

Sylvia M. (70)
Thursday March 1, 2012, 1:49 pm
Brighten my northern sky.
 

aj E. (164)
Friday March 2, 2012, 10:33 am
thanks.
 

jayasri amma (10)
Friday March 2, 2012, 2:33 pm
Nature the true artist, Thanks Jae awesome photos
 

jayasri amma (10)
Friday March 2, 2012, 2:33 pm
MAGNIFICENT.
 

Kathy Javens (104)
Saturday March 3, 2012, 6:55 am
Noted. Mother Nature at her most beautiful. I wish I could be there in person. Thanks for the beauty, Jae. We all need to stop & look at something like this once in a while.
 

Elsa O. (1)
Sunday March 4, 2012, 4:20 am
beautifull...
 
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