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From space, the aurora is a crown of light that circles each of Earth's poles. The IMAGE satellite captured this view of the aurora australis (southern lights) on September 11, 2005, four days after a record-setting solar flare sent plasma - an ionized gas of protons and electrons - flying towards the Earth. The ring of light that the solar storm generated over Antarctica glows green in the ultraviolet part of the spectrum, shown in this image. The IMAGE observations of the aurora are overlaid onto NASA's satellite-based Blue Marble image. From the Earth's surface, the ring would appear as a curtain of light shimmering across the night sky...

One of so many beautiful and interesting things to be found on the pages of Field-Daisy.

"Izabella and the Pot of Basil" by John White Alexander

Field-Daisy has one of the most (literally) delightful blogs that I have found so far on SU.

"Beauty" is an over-worked word, but you could apply it to any of the images, thoughts and poetry that fill her pages.

In addition, she really cares about the quality of what she does - click the image for just one example.

A visit to her pages is strongly recommended.

(When I find out where she has moved to, I'll update this!)