Alt News March 26, 2013
The Northern Lights Put On A Spectacular Display Over Iceland

Perhaps you've seen video of the Northern Lights before, but it's one of those things that doesn't get old.

This footage was shot last week near Gullfoss and Skaftafell in Iceland with multiple DSLR cameras.

The northern lights - aka aurora borealis - is one of the most incredible natural light displays on the planet, particularly in the Arctic and Antarctic regions.

The glow is caused by high-energy electrons colliding with oxygen atoms and nitrogen molecules in the high altitude atmosphere.

The aurora borealis is named after the Roman goddess of dawn, Aurora, and the Greek name for the north wind, Boreas.

via The Guardian

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