The Beauty Of Steve
Taken by Harlan Thomas on April 10, 2018 @ Kananaskis Country, Alberta
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Citizen Scientist Day
STEVE (Strong Thermal Velocity Enhancement),

STEVE, has garnered world attention to what I believe is a revolutionary idea, the use of citizens as scientists Aurora watchers from around the world gathered images of what was then thought to be a Proton Arc, and through NASA they discovered Steve. Steve appears in several different ways, as a ribbon in the sky that runs from the Northwest to Southeast, or as an unusually looking pillar, on occasion the aurora phenomenon know as The Picket Fence, appears with STEVE. Steve is always South of the Aurora Band, and usually with the aurora in a band formation.

These images were taken from Kananaskis country in Southern Alberta, West of Calgary from the August 10/11th, 2018 outburst, which was the largest recorded picket fence that I have seen, in the image you will see the famous Yamnuska Mountain, a lot of Calgary climbers and climbers from all over the world have scaled its walls Yamnuska is dwarfed in comparison to the size of the picket fence. The outburst was broken into two occurrences, with one ending and the ensuing emission 10 minutes later. The first emission was the NW to SE ribbon, and then joined with the Picket Fence, the second emission a pillar formed in the NW and its length was 90-110 degrees.
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