The Northern Lights, also known as Aurora Borealis in the north and Aurora Australis in the south, are a sight to be seen. As particles from the sun and the earth’s atmosphere collide, they create bright lights of many different colors that light up the sky. Seeing them in person, however, isn’t easy.
The lights occur at the north and south poles every few years, which are home to extreme weather conditions. We’re talking camping in the cold and trekking through mountains. Lucky for us, however, a few photographers have braved those conditions for us.
Here are 10 beautiful pictures of the Northern Lights that are sure to make you say, “Wow!”
‘Standing at the edge of the universe as auroras dance across the sky.’ David Taylor
‘Fjord lights at Alsvag, Vesteralen in northern Norway. Peak times to see aurora borealis are between 11pm and 2am, but that’s not to say those are the only hours to behold auroras. NOAA provides a 30-minute aurora forecast.’ Stian Klo
‘Aurora Borealis over tepee in Sweden. According to Aurora Hunter, “Aurora Borealis season in northern polar latitudes (Alaska, Northern Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Siberia) runs from August-thru-April.”‘ Imagea
‘The photographer wrote, “Location is Kveoya in Northern Norway, view over to the Godfjorden mountains bathing in glorious Aurora Borealis and moonlight over Godfjorden.” Stian Klo
‘Northern lights in the valley. The photographer noted, “A steady green light near the horizon was topped with pink and magenta light beams actively moving along at the Parc de la Jacques-Cartier.” Frederick Beaupre
‘Iceland. Author Jonathan Swift once said ~ “Then, rising with Aurora’s light, The Muse invoked, sit down to write; Blot out, correct, insert, refine, Enlarge, diminish, interline.” Moyan Brenn
“Sol’s Tempest, Northern Lights in Norway.” Dave Morrow
“Nature’s Curtain.” Christopher R. Gray
“Northern Lights over Lofoten Islands Norway.” Tatra Photography
“Solitude and aurora over Norway.” Trond Kristiansen
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