A giant green dragon soars in the sky over Iceland! Either "Game of Thrones" managed to significantly increase the budget of the last season, or the Sun decided to please us with a new emission of charged particles into the earth's atmosphere.
A similar shine is formed when some of the magnetic field lines of the sun twist and flash, creating sunspots. Charged particles escape from the spots and move deep into space with the solar wind. If the Earth is on its way, the particles crash into the magnetic field of the planet and penetrate the atmosphere to the poles.
Aurora in the shape of a dragon has recently appeared in the sky over Iceland. NASA scientists still can not explain this phenomenon On the way, the particles come into contact with the molecules of oxygen, nitrogen and other elements in the earth's atmosphere, creating an amazing light show - radiance. We are accustomed to observe these bright stripes in the sky, but at NASA we swept away a new unusual shape, namely the Icelandic dragon.
In February, the star was not observed sunspots, which provided a few days of picturesque auroral activity.
Dragons were not the only supernatural beings in the sky. That night I managed to photograph the phoenix
Moreover, besides the dragon, it was possible to observe the radiance in the form of a burning phoenix with outspread wings.