|Onboard the Viking Sea with ice in narrow ship channel towards Qaqortoq (Source: Palmia Observatory)|
|Finally, we arrive at safe anchorage for the night in Qaqortoq (Source: Palmia Observatory)|
I am not going to be able to describe what the video shows but will paste the URL reference to the site. The simulation software and demonstration turned on and off various combinations of these relativistic effects so that we could observe what our eyeballs would see. I'm not sure if you can just jump to this particular section or not, but you can work your way there if you are interested.
The course offers free software that you can download and run your own scenarios. Pretty neat, so when I get back to the observatory, I'll download it and take a look.
|Northern Lights at Qaqortoq, Greenland, aboard the Viking Sea (Source: Palmia Observatory)|
Finally, after giving up on seeing brighter lights, we were able in the morning to go ashore to this little town of Qaqortoq and wander about and consider how hard the lives of people who live here year round. It was comforting to see that our ship was still there in the harbor.
|Wandering through the streets of Qaqortoq, Greenland, with Viking Sea in the background (Source: Palmia Observatory)|
P.S. If you are wondering how to pronounce "Qaqortoq", my best recollection was something like "quahrtauck."