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Aurora Reality

By: Babak A. Tafreshi

 

Region: Europe

Site: Lapland-Sweden - Sweden

Date: March 2012

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This virtual reality animation takes you to a night in northern Sweden, when spectacular aurora dances in the sky. Two brightest planets in the night sky, Venus and Jupiter, are also captured at the horizon (see a still image of this scene). There is a deep connection between people of the far north and these majestic dancing lights. Sami people in Lapland (northern Norway, Sweden, Finland, and some areas of Russia) traditionally believed that the northern lights were the energies of the souls of the departed. Eskimos in some areas described aurora as the dancing spirits. Some Indians in the North America described it as a fire in the far north, a reminder from the creator of the Earth. Aurora is produced by the collision of high-energy charged particles, originated from the sun, with atoms and molecules of Earth's atmosphere (at altitudes above 80 km). Babak Tafreshi, Dreamview.net

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