Image 1 of 1

mkrzysztofowicz-20160330-_MK100062-ND750.jpg

Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download
089/366

Last night we've had the first aurora of the season. Auroras occur predominantly in the polar latitudes and are created when the upper atmosphere is energised from the magnetosphere as the result of the solar wind. The energy which is lost when protons and electrons precipitate into the atmosphere, causing the ionised particles to emit light forming patterns of various complexity and colour. In the picture the Nansen Sledge lit up by the bright moon light, with aurora in the sky above.

Michal Krzysztofowicz

Mike, professional photographer and Data Manager for the British Antarctic Survey at the Halley Research Station, has created an amazing picture project documenting his year in Antarctica. He challenged himself to take a picture a day for the whole year. His work has been featured in various publications including The Telegraph, Daily Mirror and Daily Mail.
Copyright
Michal Krzysztofowicz
Image Size
6016x4016 / 4.5MB
Contained in galleries
Michal Krzysztofowicz - Antarctica 366
089/366<br />
<br />
Last night we've had the first aurora of the season. Auroras occur predominantly in the polar latitudes and are created when the upper atmosphere is energised from the magnetosphere as the result of the solar wind. The energy which is lost when protons and electrons precipitate into the atmosphere, causing the ionised particles to emit light  forming patterns of various complexity and colour. In the picture the Nansen Sledge lit up by the bright moon light, with aurora in the sky above.<br />
<br />
Michal Krzysztofowicz<br />
<br />
Mike, professional photographer and Data Manager for the British Antarctic Survey at the Halley Research Station, has created an amazing  picture project documenting his year in Antarctica. He challenged himself to take a picture a day for the whole year. His work has been featured in various publications including The Telegraph, Daily Mirror and Daily Mail.