|Sometimes it's hard to believe what you see in the sky.
During the Shelios
to Greenland in late August, even veteran sky enthusiasts saw auroras
so colorful, so
and so unusual in form that they could remember nothing like it.
As the ever changing auroras evolved,
spread across the sky morphed from one familiar form into another,
including what looked to be the head of a
goat (shown above),
the head of an elephant, a strange green-tailed comet,
and fingers on a celestial hand.
Even without the aurora, the sky would be notable for the
arching band of our
Milky Way Galaxy
and the interesting field of stars, nebulas, and galaxies.
In contrast, in the foreground is a farm house in
The Shelios project
exists not only to observe
auroras but to
motivate students to consider a
career in science.
Juan Carlos Casado