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Space Station Photos of the Northern Lights

Further to yesterday’s Updates I spotted an article this morning in the Calgary Herald that I thought everyone would enjoy. Scientists are going to start snapping photos and shooting video of the northern lights from a unique angle – above.

Astronauts on the International Space Station are planning to take the images from orbit over the next six weeks in co-ordination with the AuroraMAX online observatory in Yellowknife, N.W.T. AuroraMAX project manager Mike Greffen, with the University of Calgary’s astronomy department, just hopes the busy astronauts can fit in the extra chore.

“The astronauts on the space station don’t have a lot of free time. They’re highly scheduled,” Greffen said. “So at a time when they have an opportunity to take the photos, they have to be over Canada and there has to be northern lights present. But pending availability and Mother Nature the photos should be available quite soon.” The images should be spectacular, he said…

Read the full story at: The Calgary Herald If you want to see the Northern Lights first hand book a Lapland Trip to visit me ‘Santa’ for this December and go on a Northern Lights Adventure while you’re here in Saariselka, Lapland.Santa