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The mystery shape in the aurora over Andenes, Norway (photograph by Per-Arne Mikalsen) On Jan. 20, 2010, Per-Arne Mikalsen was photographing a vast aurora erupting over the northern Norwegian town of Andenes. Because solar activity is on the increase, aurora spotters have many opportunities to see the Northern Lights. On this particular night the aurora [...]

January 26, 2010
2:36 PM EST
The mystery shape in the aurora over Andenes, Norway (photograph by
The mystery shape in the aurora over Andenes, Norway, wider angle (photograph by
How an Iridium flare works with sunlight, but the same should be true for other light sources, such as aurorae (
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