This aurora arched from horizon to horizon. During the current Shelios expedition to observe and learn about the northern lights, the sky last weekend did
not disappoint. After sunset and some careful photographic planning, the
above image was taken from the expedition's Qaleraliq campsite in southern Greenland. Visible straight through the center of the aurora, found with a careful
eye, is the BigDipper and the surrounding constellation of the Big Bear (Ursa Major). The brightest orb on the far right is the Moon, while Jupiter can be
seen even further to the right. The Shelios expedition is scheduled to last
until the end of August and include live broadcasts of ongoing auroras.