Aurora from a plane

I've talked about the aurora (northern/southern lights) many times before. I've talked about them being seen from the ground, from space and even on Mars, but now I've just stumbled across a couple of images of the aurora seen through the tiny windows of commercial airliners. In the first image you can see the aurora in the distance behind the illuminated wing of a Boeing 737. Personally, I prefer the image from a 747 which has no light on the wing except for the reflection of some dramatic green aurora. From my attempt to image Orion from a plane last year I know how difficult it is to take photographs from a plane as the whole thing is constantly shaking and you have to look through scratched, double-glazed windows. I'm very impressed.

Posted in astro blog by Stuart on Wednesday 14th Mar 2007 (09:42 GMT) | Permalink
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