Month: June 2017

News Seattle Northern Lights Sightings

Seattle Aurora

Northern Lights pictured over Seattle this summer

May this summer saw a rare sighting of the Aurora over Seattle where the night was treated to a northern lights display which appeared over the city and parts of Washington state.

Images were captured by Photographer Tim Durkan, in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The aurora was the result of a coronal mass ejection or CME, which sent charged particles towards earth affecting the planets magnetic field. SpaceWeather.com said “the CME seemed to have only a weak effect at first, but then the storm swept through a crack in the field and sparked surprisingly vivid displays as far south as Arizona.”

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Read the full story here at geekwire.com

 

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News Sauna Egg Experience

Golden Sauna Egg

Have you ever had a sauna in a golden Sauna Egg?

Kiruna, famed for its Northern Lights in Northern Sweden, is now home to a fascinating new piece of practical art in the shape of the golden Solar Egg sauna.

This five metre high and four metre wide functional wood fired sauna is completely off grid, with lights powered by solar panels and using sustainable local wood to power its heart shaped sauna stove.

Made from 69 gold-plated stainless-steel panels, the design allows for the structure to be taken down and moved to different locations within and around Kiruna.

This one off project was designed by Bigert & Bergström for the people of and is free to book and use for both residents and visitors to the region.

To find out more check out the full story here at OfftheMap.travel

News Northern Lights from space ESA/NASA Photography

Northern Lights from Space

Northern Lights from Space! Astronaut Captures Aurora Over Europe

Photo Credit: ESA/NASA

The spectacular blue and green lights of the Northern Lights were captured dance above the city lights of Northern Europe in a stunning new image taken by an astronaut in space.

The new image of the Northern Lights was taken by Astronaut Thomas Pesquet, with the European Space Agency, in between mission tasks and scientific experiments aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

Read more abut the new image here on Livescience.com