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Hamn i Senja, Skaland, Norway
Although I have had the chance to gaze at and photograph the Northern Lights many times, I have never seen that mysterious ‘green lady’ before. It wasn’t until our journey to Norway last March that she unexpectedly appeared with her magical green clothes.
Río Hurtado, Coquimbo Region, Chile
There is a small smudge of red on the left side of the main jet, known as the C jet, and it wasn't discovered until 2017 by a team of scientists. To my knowledge, this is one of the first image of this jet ever taken by an amateur!
Southwark, London, UK
Diamond Beach, Jökulsárlón, Eastern Region, Iceland
La Serena, Coquimbo Region, Chile
Anapa, Krasnodar Krai, Russia
Sunspots are fairly calm, but periodically generate relatively powerful solar flares. AR 2740 has existed on the Sun since March.
Wadi Rum, Aqaba Governorate, Jordan
Saint Petersburg, Northwestern Federal District, Russia
Kiama, New South Wales, Australia
Kilpisjärvi, Enontekiö, Finland
Polar stratospheric clouds are something I have been searching for for many years and had seen only in photographs until that day.
The ‘Great Red Spot’ is in my opinion the defining feature in this dataset. I’ve tried imaging it with my own telescope and as yet, it has eluded me, usually due to the bad weather and equipment woes. I decided to download and process some data from Juno because of the awful weather that we had here in the UK over summer 2019.