Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Aurora Borealis, Finland

here is one of the occurences in the world which totally fascinate me and which i really would love to see it live one day...i really wish i understood physics better, so i could analyze and understand in depth, how all this works and why do they occur...i know the general definition and i do grasp it...but i would love details...i would love to know what makes them vary in colours, and sometimes they are bluish, sometimes greenish, sometimes even red...and if maybe a particular colour can be invoked somehow...

the back of the card says: When the particles of the solar wind hit the atmoshpere of the earth, the oxygen of the air flares in a greenish light. I wish i could comprehened this cut down to the slightest details...

Ive talked of the Aurora Borealis before, so i wont be repeating myself over again...should i mention, i have several Auroras on stand by....ill just give you some links or nice things to watch....and while im on the subject, anyone cares to send me an Aurora Australis card? I would really love to have it as well...


i thought this video was educational...for the basics...and it also gives you a thrill of the Auroras....unfortunately, i cant embedded in the post, so you'll have to click on the link...


A Nasa Video about the Auroras

why are they sooo magnificient?!

2 comments:

Оксана said...

What a wonderful card... I think I should add Aurora Borealis to my wishlist :)
I also wish I could understand physics a bit better. But... well, we can't be good at everything :) And maybe things look more beautiful when you don't understand them and don't look at them from the purely scientific point of view :)

Ana said...

i agree with you...i sometimes feel better if i dont really know how some things work coz when you get into details about it, you just lose the perception of the final product and you see it with different eyes..and it doesnt feel that magic anymore :)

same goes with the world in general...the more you know about it, the more you suffer, someone once said :)