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A spectacular manifestation of the Aurora Borealis this month in Iceland. The Medieval Vikings might have interpreted this as a sign from the gods. But no: science. To wit:

The aurora was caused by a hole in the Sun’s corona that expelled charged particles into a solar wind that followed a changing interplanetary magnetic field to Earth’s magnetosphere.


Sky Dragon!

(Pic: Zingyi & Wang Zang)


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Terje Sorgjerd spent a week capturing one of the biggest aurora borealis shows in recent years. Shot in and around Kirkenes and Pas National Park bordering Russia, at 70 degree north and 30 degrees east. Temperatures around -25 Celsius.

A full-screener. Sound up.

Previously: Aurora Borealis Norway and The Most Spectacular Light-Show On Earth