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Solace


"Beautifully Stranded."

Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/ab/banff/index.aspx
Banff National Park is Canada's oldest national park, established in 1885 in the Rocky Mountains. The park, located 110–180 kilometers (68–112 mi) west of Calgary in the province of Alberta, encompasses 6,641 square kilometers (2,564 sq mi) of mountainous terrain, with numerous glaciers and ice fields, dense coniferous forest, and alpine landscapes.

Credit: Paul Zizka
Paul's website: https://zizka.ca
Location: Self-portrait, Lake Minnewanka, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Release Date: August 17, 2017

+Paul Zizka Photography
+Paul Zizka

#Earth #Astronomy #Science #Space #Stars #Aurora #Borealis #NorthernLights #SolarSystem #Cosmos #Universe #Panorama #Astrophotography #Photography #Lake #Minnewanka #Banff #Alberta #Canada #STEM #Education
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Banff Aurora


Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/ab/banff/index.aspx
Banff National Park is Canada's oldest national park, established in 1885 in the Rocky Mountains. The park, located 110–180 kilometers (68–112 mi) west of Calgary in the province of Alberta, encompasses 6,641 square kilometers (2,564 sq mi) of mountainous terrain, with numerous glaciers and ice fields, dense coniferous forest, and alpine landscapes.

Credit: Paul Zizka
Paul's website: https://zizka.ca
Location: Self-portrait, Heart Lake, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Release Date: August 17, 2017

+Paul Zizka Photography
+Paul Zizka

#Earth #Astronomy #Science #Space #Stars #Aurora #Borealis #NorthernLights #SolarSystem #Cosmos #Universe #Panorama #Astrophotography #Photography #Lake #Heart #Banff #Alberta #Canada #STEM #Education
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Total Solar Eclipse of 1979
From cold, clear skies over Riverton, Manitoba, Canada, planet Earth, the solar corona surrounds the silhouette of the New Moon in this telescopic snapshot of the total solar eclipse of February 26, 1979. Thirty eight years ago, it was the last total solar eclipse visible from the contiguous United States. The narrow path of totality ran through the northwestern states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and North Dakota before crossing into Canadian provinces Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec. Following the upcoming August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse crossing the U.S. from coast to coast, an annular solar eclipse will be seen in the continental United States on October 14, 2023, visible along a route from Northern California to Florida. Then, the next total solar eclipse to touch the continental U.S. will track across 13 states from from Texas to Maine on April 8, 2024.

Image Credit & Copyright: Jimmy Westlake (Colorado Mountain College)
Jimmy's website: http://www.jwestlake.com
Release Date: August 18, 2017

+Canadian Space Agency
+The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
+Astronomy Picture of the Day (APoD)
+Colorado Mountain College

#NASA #Astronomy #Science #Space #Planet #SolarEclipse #Sun #Solar #Moon #Eclipse #Riverton #Manitoba #Canada #Astrophotography #History #STEM #Education #APoD
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Aurora over Finland


Thomas: "The long wait paid off, the season has started! Not only has it been long to wait throughout the summer. but Lady Aurora was especially tricky last night. After hours of waiting I almost called it a night at 1am, but luckily I stayed just a bit longer. Strong auroras danced in the sky for about 25 minutes. This night showed it once again, you have got to be patient when you want to see auroras."

Credit: Thomas Kast
Location: Oulu, Finland
Image Date: August 17, 2017

#Earth #Astronomy #Science #Space #Aurora #Borealis #NorthernLights #Stars #Skywatching #Oulu #Finland #Suomi #Europe #Astrophotography #Photography #Art #SolarSystem #STEM
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Interdependence | International Space Station
U.S. Astronaut Jack Fischer: "Looked out the window today and was reminded how many systems have to work together to keep this amazing lab afloat…"

Credit: NASA/JSC
Release Date: August 18, 2017

+Paolo Nespoli
+European Space Agency, ESA
+NASA Johnson Space Center

#NASA #ISS #Earth #Science #Planet #Technology #Engineering #Photography #Astronaut #JackFischer #Human #Spaceflight #Expedition52 #UnitedStates #JSC #OverviewEffect #OrbitalPerspective #STEM #Education
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Bright Airglow & Milky Way over Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan is a country in Central Asia. Landlocked and mountainous, Kyrgyzstan is bordered by Kazakhstan to the north, Uzbekistan to the west and southwest, Tajikistan to the southwest and China to the east.
(Source: Wikipedia)

Airglow: The unusual pattern is created by atmospheric gravity waves, waves of alternating air pressure that can grow with height as the air thins, in this case about 90 kilometers up. Unlike auroras powered by collisions with energetic charged particles and seen at high latitudes, airglow is due to chemiluminescence, the production of light in a chemical reaction. More typically seen near the horizon, airglow keeps the night sky from ever being completely dark.

Credit: Mike Reva (Михаил Рева)
Location: Issuk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan
Release Date: August 18, 2017

Technical details:
Canon 6D + Samyang 24mm f2,0 ISO 2500 20s - 7 shot pano

#Astronomy #Science #Space #Stars #Airgow #MilkyWay #Galaxy #Astrophotography #Photography #Panorama #Art #Earth #Kyrgyzstan #Кыргыз #Кыргызская #IssukKul #Asia #STEM #Education
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The Milky Way over the Temple of Poseidon

Alexandros: "Back to the Temple of Poseidon 2 years after one of my images here was featured by NASA as APOD. I love this place."

Credit: Alexandros Maragos
Alexandros' website: https://alexandrosmaragos.com
Location: Cape Sounio, Greece
Release Date: August 18, 2017

+Commission for Dark Skies

#Earth #Astronomy #Science #Space #Galaxy #Stars #MilkyWay #Cosmos #Universe #Panorama #Astrophotography #Photography #Temple #Poseidon #CapeSounio #Greece #Ελλάδα #STEM #Education #LightPollution
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Flowers and The Milky Way

Flowers at Grand Teton National Park, USA

Grand Teton National Park
https://www.nps.gov/grte/index.htm
Grand Teton National Park is a United States National Park in northwestern Wyoming. At approximately 310,000 acres (480 sq mi; 130,000 ha; 1,300 km2), the park includes the major peaks of the 40-mile-long (64 km) Teton Range as well as most of the northern sections of the valley known as Jackson Hole. It is only 10 miles (16 km) south of Yellowstone National Park, to which it is connected by the National Park Service-managed John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway. Along with surrounding National Forests, these three protected areas constitute the almost 18,000,000-acre (7,300,000 ha) Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, one of the world's largest intact mid-latitude temperate ecosystems.

Credit: Dai Jianfeng
Release Date: August 17, 2017

#Astronomy #Space #Science #MilkyWay #Galaxy #Stars #Astrophotography #Photography #Art #Panorama #SolarSystem #Cosmos #Universe #Earth #GrandTeton #NationalPark #Wyoming #UnitedStates #STEM #Education #CitizenScience
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