Auroras on other planets ✨
Have you seen Auroras in real life?
Jupiter's aurora is a very powerful source of energy. It produces much more power (about a million MegaWatts) than the Earth's aurora (about 1000 MegaWatts). For comparison, a large city uses about 10,000 MegaWatts. This energy can sometimes have a significant impact on the atmosphere.
Aurora on Earth usually shine for a few hours at most. Aurora on Saturn can last for days! These "curtains of light" sometimes rise 1,200 miles (2,000 km) above the cloud tops near Saturn's poles. If you were on Saturn, the aurora would look like a faint red glow. Most of the energy in Saturn's aurora is not in the form of visible light, though. Instead, they mostly glow in ultraviolet (UV) wavelengths.
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Look at the detail of this Moon photo!
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An Occultation — The Waning Moon, Jupiter, and the four Galilean moons!
Image credit: Juerg Alean
In space, an occultation happens when one object passes in front of another from an observer's perspective. A simple example is a solar eclipse. From a certain area on Earth, the moon passes in front of the sun and either partially or totally blocks the light. So we can say that the sun is "eclipsed" or "occulted."
A lunar eclipse is another example of an occultation, but the description is a little more complicated. When this happens, anybody on the dark side of the Earth can watch the moon pass into the Earth's shadow, so that the Earth is directly in between the Earth and the sun. This eclipse or occultation turns the moon red-brown because it catches the reflected light on the edge of Earth's atmosphere, where the wavelengths are longest.
It should be emphasized that occultations don't only take place on Earth — they can take place anywhere in the universe. For example, the Apollo 12 astronauts flew through Earth's shadow and saw a solar eclipse on their way home from the moon in 1969.
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Lava breaks out dramatically in Hawaii 🌋
The breakouts are likely initiated by a combination of pressure build-up in the core of the lava flow (due to continued lava supply and vesiculation, partly driven by in-flow crystal growth), and fracturing of the surface crust.
More than 80% of the earth's surface is volcanic in origin. The sea floor and some mountains were formed by countless volcanic eruptions. Gaseous emissions from volcano formed the earth's atmosphere.
The temperature of lava when it is first ejected from a volcanic vent can vary between 700 and 1,200 degrees C (1,300 to 2,200 F). As you probably know, lava is molten rock that comes out of a volcano during an eruption.
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International Space Station passing in front of the Sun ☀️ My 2nd Page @TheOurDeepSpace
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🔭😍☄⭐🛸👽🖖🏻💚 #tudoéenergia #boanoite #vivaatecnologia Obrigada Senhor \•/ ... BáNoite!! 😴 #cosmos #sp #science #explore #sp #stars#follow#followme #instagood #universe#vibration#energy#fisicaquanticaCredit to from @exogalaxies (@get_regrann) - Here is the stunning galaxy known as the whirlpool galaxy!
Follow the handle of the Big Dipper away from the dipper's bowl until you get to the handle's last bright star. Then, just slide your telescope a little south and west and you might find this stunning pair of interacting galaxies, the 51st entry in Charles Messier famous catalog. Perhaps the original spiral nebula, the large galaxy with well defined spiral structure is also cataloged as NGC 5194. Its spiral arms and dust lanes clearly sweep in front of its companion galaxy (right), NGC 5195. The pair are about 31 million light-years distant and officially lie within the angular boundaries of the small constellation Canes Venatici. Though M51 looks faint and fuzzy to the eye, deep images like this one can reveal striking colors and the faint tidal debris around the smaller galaxy, so stunning! 🌙💫 #stars#milkyway#esa#planet#earth#saturn#elonmusk#nature#planetearth
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Sunset on Earth and Mars! 🤯
Sunsets on Earth have a red, orange or golden color because the sunlight passes through so much atmosphere as it comes over the horizon that all the blue light gets scattered away.
On Mars, while the sky is red during the day, the sunset is blue. The reason for this is that the dust particles always make a blue halo around the sun on Mars, but the halo is only easy to see when the light passes through all the dust while coming over the horizon.
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