like fairy dust
of my dreams
Carpe. Diem Haiku: Northern Lights
I was watching a documentary on an under sea expedition in antartica. They were investigating what was causing the demise of the krill, favorite food of whales and other sea life. Divers went under the ice with cameras. The result..a bonus. Described by one immersed in the experience as “under sea cathedrals…”, very appropriately so…
The colors cast onto the ice by daylight was an amazing sight. It looked like the northern lights viewed from under water and ice.
south pole’s under sea
cathedral of ice – steeples
sprinkled with rainbow
Photo credit: Wiki
I was watching the Science Channel recently. At times this facinates or horrifies me. This episode talked about a black hole in the sun that can’t be seen by the naked eye. Through this hole is escaping solar flares (bursts of radiation) which heads toward planet earth and can cause harm to all inhabitants. On arrival to our atmosohere, it clashes with the magnetic field at the pole. Those magical northern lights (aurora borealis) are the results.
Northern pole’s tussle with solar storm
In protection mode
The northern lights
Swirls and flares like ribbons in wind
Mardi gras at the pole