Northern Lights: The Sky’s On Fire!

National Geographic filmmakers Claus and Anneliese Possberg put together this outstanding time lapse video showing the aurora borealis (northern lights) dancing and crackling across the evening sky in Norway.


Source: “Spectacular Norway Northern Lights” – National Geographic. Music by Justin Durban, http://www.justindurban.com. 

Youtube channel at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izYiDDt6d8s

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Author: Thea Beckman

Domain Eukarya, kingdom Animalia (Metazoa), phylum Chordata, class Mammalia, order Primates, family Hominidae, genus Homo, species Homo sapiens, subspecies Homo sapiens sapiens... essentially. I have a Master's Degree in Atmospheric science, which doesn't entitle me to be generous with my opinion, but my sense of self importance does! I love writing, I love science, I love reading, but I'm not nuts about long walks on the beach. Short to medium walks are preferable. This is my blog and I have something important to say: https://whybecausescience.wordpress.com/

8 thoughts on “Northern Lights: The Sky’s On Fire!”

  1. It is simply beautiful to watch such wonder in the skies. ( I will always use infuriating inspirational quotes in posts and elsewhere) – perhaps because people do actually enjoy them. 🙂

      1. why ? just what is wrong with quotes.. Many people find solace in them. Sad, that you cannot see the power of words.

      2. Humour. It’s a thing… look it up.

        Writing is my passion and my vocation, so to say I don’t appreciate the power of words is beyond erroneous of you. I just find some inspirational quotes to be overly sentimental and that’s my opinion.

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