2. distant-traveller:

    Auroral corona over Norway

    Higher than the highest mountain lies the realm of the aurora. Auroras rarely reach below 60 kilometers, and can range up to 1000 kilometers. Aurora light results from energetic electrons and protons striking atoms and molecules in the Earth’s atmosphere. Somewhat uncommon, an auroral corona appears as a center point for a surrounding display and may occur when an aurora develops directly overhead, or when auroral rays are pointed nearly toward the observer. This picturesque but brief green and purple aurora exhibition occurred last month high above Kvaløya, Tromsø, Norway. TheSessøyfjorden fjord runs through the foreground, while numerous stars are visible far in the distance.

    Image credit & copyright: Harald Albrigtsen

    (Source: apod.nasa.gov)

  3. purplebuddhaproject:

    Purple Buddha Project Kickstarter - Upcycling Metorites

    (Source: skull-crushing)

  4. (Source: spaceexp, via theredreveur)

  5. escapekit:


    Oregon-based photographer Matt Payne creates stunning landscape and nightscape photography. Payne uses long exposures and composites to illuminate the dark night skies and to capture the motion of the stars in visually stunning compositions. 

    (Source: mymodernmet.com, via wildsultrys0ul)

  6. (Source: jupiter2)

  8. (Source: fullmoonwolves, via queercatz)

  9. 4nimalparty:

    Milky Way over Minaret Lake (by Clay Carey)