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Q&A Where's this aurora borealis in Macoun, Saskatchewan?

This is aurora borealis, correct? No, that's the Milky Way. Its most of the rest of the galaxy we're in seen edge-on. It looks curved in the picture because a quite wide angle lens was used.

posted 1y ago by Olin Lathrop‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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#2: Post edited by user avatar Olin Lathrop‭ · 2021-11-06T15:08:11Z (about 1 year ago)
  • <blockquote>This is aurora borealis, correct?</blockquote>
  • No, that's the Milky Way. Its most of the rest of the galaxy we're in seen edge-on. It looks curved like that in the picture because a quite wide angle lens was used.
  • <blockquote>This is aurora borealis, correct?</blockquote>
  • No, that's the Milky Way. Its most of the rest of the galaxy we're in seen edge-on. It looks curved in the picture because a quite wide angle lens was used.
#1: Initial revision by user avatar Olin Lathrop‭ · 2021-11-06T15:01:03Z (about 1 year ago)
<blockquote>This is aurora borealis, correct?</blockquote>

No, that's the Milky Way.  Its most of the rest of the galaxy we're in seen edge-on.  It looks curved like that in the picture because a quite wide angle lens was used.