Aurora Over Glacier A3 Print

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Aurora Over Glacier by James Woodend, Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition entry.

29.7 x 42 cm print.

The pale-green glow of the aurora comes from oxygen atoms high in the atmosphere, energised by subatomic particles blasted out by the Sun. The particles are funnelled down towards the north and south poles by the Earth’s magnetic field, which is why these spectacular light shows are so often juxtaposed with the frozen scenery of the Arctic and Antarctic regions.

James Woodend 2014

This product is part of the range created in response to the biggest exhibition of the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year to date, on show at the National Maritime Museum’s new photography gallery.

Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year is the largest international competition of its kind.  Organised by the Royal Observatory Greenwich and sponsored by Insight Investment,  the competition receives entries from photographers all around the world. It annually showcases the best space photography from a global community of astrophotographers.

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