There are not many places where you can be indoors and have a spectacular view of the Aurora Borealis, but the Churchill Northern Studies Centre in Canada is one. This incredible shot of the the aurora was taken from inside a plexiglass dome created specifically for being able to watch the sky from indoors. Astrophotographer Alan Dyer described it as “a warm way to watch the aurora.”
The aurora of February 3-4, 2014 seen from inside a plexiglass aurora dome in Churchill, Manitoba at the Churchill Northern Studies Centre. Credit and copyright: Alan Dyer.
This view is a 30-second exposure looking up through the dome. Below you can see how the aurora looked from outsdoors, which is stunning as well.
The aurora of February 3-4, 2014 as seen from outdoors in Churchill, Manitoba at the Churchill Northern Studies Centre, looking west to Orion and Taurus. Credit and copyright: Alan Dyer.
The Churchill Northern Studies Centre non-profit research and education facility located 23 km east of the town of Churchill, Manitoba that supports sub-arctic scientific researchers working on “a diverse range of topics of interest to northern science,” in addition to being an educational resource center for schools.
Source: Universe Today, story by Nancy Atkinson