Stunning Finnish aurora time lapse

By Phil Plait | September 28, 2011 4:27 pm

Via Universe Today (and Fraser Cain’s Google+ stream) I saw this astonishing video of the aurora borealis as seen from Finnish Lapland.

[Make sure you set it to HD and make it full screen.]

Wow! That’s amazing. Did you catch the Andromeda Galaxy making an appearance at 1:25 in, at the middle left of the screen? Maybe you missed it because of THE GINORMOUSLY BRIGHT AND GORGEOUS AURORAE.

Maybe.

As a travel ad, this works pretty well (it was made by Flatlight Films, a Finnish company). Living in Boulder, I’m used to the cold, but we always seem to just miss being far enough north to see the light show. And we still have a couple of years before we even reach the peak of solar activity, so there’ll be plenty of chances to catch more.

[P.S. If you’re on G+, follow Fraser. He’s good people.]


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CATEGORIZED UNDER: Astronomy, Cool stuff, Pretty pictures
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