Tag Archives: light

When You Can’t Find the Northern Lights, You Get to Spin Among the Stars

Other intersections of solar radiation and the Earth are equally beautiful. In late November, these colours change so rapidly that the change is physically observable. You are part of the turning of the Earth, and you can see it, way out there, where you are, in Space.

Iceland is a good place to get to know your place in the solar system.

 

 

Looking Inside Snæfellsjökull

At the edge of night in December, at mid-afternoon, Snæfellsjökull reveals one of the depths of the interaction between Earth and the Sun: light is not the illumination that humans “see” but a glow set up within objects, with differing intensities. Some of these intensities are what humans call “dark.” Well, by that standard, it’s all dark.

Snæfellsjökull from Ingjaldshóllkirkja

Everything in the image above is receiving the same radiation from the sun, but all are speaking it differently. Here you can see how they are sorted out by the human eye, and how the mountain glows with no more intensity and no less mystery than the dark foreground lava hills. Mountains have an inside. You can see that here, at the point at which the light and dark meet.

Fasten Your Seat Belts! The winds are here.

When the winds blow in the winter gales, even statues get strapped in for the ride!


Hellissandur

That’s the way it is in Hellissandur! But when the storm lifts, ah, then the whole world dances.

Above Hellissandur

Every day, the world shifts between gold and blue.

Looking East from Buðir in a Strong Gale

This is it’s great message in the wind.