Spectacular Aurora Borealis Photos Taken This Week

This week, photographers in several countries including Scotland, England, Finland, Norway, and Canada saw their skies light up as the largest solar radiation storm in seven years created gorgeous auroras. A coronal mass ejection hit Earth's magnetic field, sparking a geomagnetic storm around the Arctic Circle. (Read more about it on Yahoo News.) Stargazers were out in force in northern Europe while those in Alaska camped out in sub-zero temperature to catch the stunning light shows. Lucky for us, they also captured and shared these breathtaking shots of the colorful lights that dramatically filled the sky.

Now, here are our favorite aurora borealis or northern lights photos (plus one must-see video) taken just this past week.

Photo credit (above): Ole C. Salomonsen


PaulCyrPhotography.com


Gudmundur Olafsson


David Cartier, Sr.


David Cartier, Sr.


Gudmundur Olafsson


Ole Christian Salomonsen


Ole Christian Salomonsen


Bjørn Jørgensen


Jaromir Stanczyk


Jaromir Stanczyk


Peter Rosen


Arnar Bergur Guðjónsson


Rune Stoltz Bertinussen, Associated Press



Lights Over Lapland

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