“I am the lover of uncontained and immortal beauty. In the wilderness, I find something more dear and connate than in streets or villages. In the tranquil landscape, and especially in the distant line of the horizon, man beholds somewhat as beautiful as his own nature.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson ♥ Photo ~ Sunset in Africa
This was the most intense aurora I’ve ever seen. With a jaw-dropping corona above, dancing curtains, rotating vortices and lightning-like events extending all the way to each horizon, nearly every square inch of the sky – for a full 360 degrees – was filled with color. This was taken about 150 miles north of the arctic circle, during a geomagnetic storm that registered a Kp=6. Moments like this quickly make up for weeks in the unbearable cold.