Northern Beauty

Absolutely breathtaking images of the Aurora Borealis by Kristjan Unnar Kristjansson of Iceland. This beauty was named after the Roman goddess of dawn, Aurora, and the Greek name for the north wind, Boreas.

An aurora is a natural light display in the sky, particularly in the polar regions, caused by the collision of charged particles directed by the Earth’s magnetic field. An aurora is usually observed at night and typically occurs in the ionosphere. It is also referred to as a polar aurora or, collectively, as polar lights. These phenomena are commonly visible between 60 and 72 degrees north and south latitudes, which place them in a ring just within the Arctic and Antarctic polar circles. Auroras do occur deeper inside the polar regions, but these are infrequent and often invisible to the naked eye. [Wikipedia]



I want to go to Iceland/northern countries just to see this with my own eyes and capture it. I know there’s a very high chance of freezing my arse in the process but I bet it’ll be worth it. ♥



This entry was published on December 28, 2010 at 9:28 am and is filed under Eye Candy, Nature, Photography. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

2 thoughts on “Northern Beauty

  1. Wonderful photos. I love the colours in the skies!

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