11.03.2010

just passing by

Breathtaking in bluest blues...

1. No, it is not an aurora! Those are sun pillars "caused by flat fluttering ice-crystals reflecting sunlight from the upper atmosphere." 
2. Take a wild guess at which planet that is...

Source: Astronomy Picture of the day 1. and 2.

2 comments:

Tali Schiffer said...

That top image reminds me of Hanukkah, I don't know why... Maybe it's cause those lights beaming upwards look like colorful candles side by side like on the Hanukkiah :)

Krystal said...

what!! i will add this to my wanting to see the northern lights i guess