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Amazing Video Of How The Northern Lights Look Like To The Naked Eye2m48s

Amazing Video Of How The Northern Lights Look Like To The Naked Eye

What does the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) look like to the naked eye? We now have the technology to shoot the Aurora with real-time video, but is what the camera sees the same as what they eyes see? Alas, cameras can see colors more vividly at night that our eyes can. In this video, we explain why and what it looks like both to the camera and to the eye. The first thing to know is that the aurora doesn’t usually appear in brilliant colors all at once. Instead, it often gradually makes its presence known as a rainbow-like arc across the northern lights . Rather than being the unmistakable green color, though, it is can be an off-white color, almost like a cloud. The human eyes aren’t as well equipped to see color at night and so with the camera sees may be more vivid than what our eyes can’t see. This is because our eyes use rods and cones to see. The cones scent color while the rods are far more efficient photoreceptors which are not sensitive to color in the dark. Cameras can also accumulate light in a way that the human eye can not. However, that does not mean you can’t see color in the Aurora with the naked eye but that depends on the strength of the auroral activity. If you want to see vivid colors in the Aurora just hope for some strong activity, bring a digital camera and a tripod and keep looking up.

Check Out This Intense Northern Lights Super-Storm2m25s

Check Out This Intense Northern Lights Super-Storm

Check out the strongest Northern Lights show in a decade! The Northern Lights have an index for activity strength, from a 0-9 KP index. It is very rare that it reaches 9, but in March of 2015 it did just that. Here is a real time video of what it looked like, and at the end you will also see a beautiful shooting star with the aurora in the background. Nature is truly amazing. It can make you feel so many different things when you truly get it experience like these people here. Sometimes you have to take a step out of the virtual world and embrace the environment around you for what it is. There is beauty in nature all around you, you just have to keep an open mind. After all, your smart phone can never off the same experience that nature can! For as great as technology is and how much is has made our lives better, it isn't good to use it all the time. Granted it is virtually impossible to escape the grasp of evolving technology, you should try to find some time to go outside and experience the world for what it is! Please share this clip with your family and friends as this is one clip that no one should miss!