Astronomy Picture of the Day: Aurora and Star Trails over Iceland

Today’s Astronomy Picture of the Day is one of the most stunning Aurora photos I’ve seen for a while, This 360 degree image is the culmination of  4 wide angle cameras taking over 100 photos each over 40 minutes, the images are then painstaking stitched together to give you this time lapse image that looks like a long exposure. Earlier images have been intentionally faded which gives you the unusual trails as the Earth turns.

Taken in Northern Iceland, in the foreground you can see Lake Myvatin punctuated by ancient lava flow rock formations, looking like sentinels, watching the sky, guarding this beautiful landscape.

Image Credit & Copyright: Vincent Brady via APOD

Iain Buchanan

If you like your geeks to be humongous, real ale drinking, meat inhaling, obscure, surreal pogonophobes, then you my friend have come to the right blog. That's right, you read that correctly, I don't like beards. There are many things I do like, however, such as Playstation, Apple, Cribbage and pickled eggs. My first computer was an Acorn Electron, my first phone was a Motorola M3788, we backed the Betamax and my first regeneration was Baker to Davison. I love films, all films, but get a full geek-on for comic book & sci-fi movies and TV shows in particular. I adore Science and Space but most of all I love the sound of my own voice, so do please forgive me if I waffle.