Aurora borealis

June 21, 2008

What to call this if not art?

“The Valkyrior are warlike virgins, mounted upon horses and armed with helmets and spears. /…/ When they ride forth on their errand, their armour sheds a strange flickering light, which flashes up over the northern skies, making what men call the “aurora borealis”, or “Northern Lights”.”

Auroras are natural colored light displays, which are usually observed in the night sky, particularly in the polar zone. In northern latitudes, it is known as the aurora borealis (or the northern lights), named after the Roman goddess of dawn, Aurora, and the Greek name for north wind, Boreas.The aurora borealis is also called the northern polar lights, as it is only visible in the North sky from the Northern Hemisphere. The Cree call this phenomenon the Dance of the Spirits. (from wikipedia)

Beautiful imaginary here and here.

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