NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day 16 June 2023: Aurora - From sunset to sunrise | Tech News

NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day 16 June 2023: Aurora - From sunset to sunrise

Today’s NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day shows a timelapse image from sunset to sunrise.

| Updated on: Jun 16 2023, 17:13 IST
Astonishing! Cyclone Biparjoy photos taken from space: Astronaut shares images
1/6 Sultan Al Neyadi, an astronaut from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), took to Twitter to share a few images of Cyclone Biparjoy over the Arabian Sea. (Al Neyadi| Twitter)
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2/6 "I am sharing some pictures of the cyclone #Biparjoy forming in the Arabian Sea that I took over the past two days from the International Space Station, as I promised in my previous video," Al Neyadi wrote. (Al Niyadi | Twitter)
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3/6 The three pictures shared by Al Neyadi came a day after he shared a four-minute video of Cyclone Biparjoy. The cyclone is expected to make landfall between Keti Bandar Port in Sindh's Thatta district and Kutch district in India on Thursday. (Al Neyadi | Twitter)
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4/6 In the video, Al Neyadi showcased the center point of the cyclone and attempted to illustrate its extensive reach. (Al Neyadi| Twitter)
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5/6 Accompanying the video, Al Neyadi tweeted, "Watch as a tropical cyclone forms over the Arabian Sea from these views I captured. The ISS provides a unique perspective on several natural phenomena, which can assist experts on Earth in weather monitoring. Stay safe, everyone!" (Al Niyadi)
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6/6 Biparjoy has now intensified into a very severe cyclonic storm originating in the Arabian Sea and is approaching India and Pakistan. (Al Niyadi)
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A stunning view of an aurora timelapse is shown in today’s NASA APOD. (Bernd Pröschold (TWAN))

It's NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) birthday! It was first launched on June 16, 1995 by Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell. With a vast collection of astronomical images, the APOD archive stands as the largest repository of its kind on the internet, NASA says. Each day NASA features a different picture of some part of our fascinating universe, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.

Today's NASA astronomy photo of the day features a timelapse from sunset to sunrise with an aurora. A breathtaking view from the coast of Sweden's coastline gazes over the Baltic Sea, capturing the essence of time within a single photograph. Within this image, an entire night unfolds! From sunset to sunrise, the moon's radiance illuminates the sea and skyscape along with fleeting clouds, fixed stars, and stunning northern lights.

How this timelapse was captured

In order to create the timelapse image, Bernd Proschold, an astronomical timelapse photographer, has captured a total of 3296 video frames during the night of the Full Moon in June, spanning from 7:04 pm to 6:35 am local time. Each frame contributed a single column of pixels to the final image, resulting in a sequential combination of 3296 pixels, forming a digital image that is 3296 pixels wide. The progression of time is represented from left to right in the image.


The first ever NASA APOD, shared on June 16, 1995, was a computer-generated image showing how Earth could somehow be transformed to the ultra-high density of a neutron star.

NASA explains that the intense gravitational field exerted by the neutron star causes significant distortion of light from the surrounding sky. With a closer view, two images of the Orion constellation become noticeable. The gravitational force generated by this specific neutron star is so immense that no portion of it is obstructed from the view.

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First Published Date: 16 Jun, 17:13 IST