The Aurora

The world is an amazingly beautiful place. There are phenomenon that simply take your breath away. There was a time that you were limited to only experiencing the natural wonders near your home. In this day and age, with the power of technology, we are no longer limited. The magic of the world is open to us.

The aurora borealis is one such wonder. Named for the Roman goddess of the Dawn and the Greek name for the northern wind, the aurora is a natural light display in the sky caused by the collision of charged particles directed by the Earth’s magnetic field. These are found almost exclusively within the Arctic and Antarctic polar circles.

This short video comes from Norwegian photographer Terje Sorgjerd. He spent a week freezing in -25 Celsius weather around the region of Kirkenes in Nowary to capture some beautiful pictures of aurora borealis. He then assembled them together to create this stunning time-lapse montage. The music is “Now We Are Free” by Hans Zimmer from the Gladiator soundtrack. Enjoy:


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