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Amazing aurora captured in northern Europe (Video)

January 25, 2012 - 12:20 PM
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Check out this beautiful timelapse video of an aurora over northern Sweden.

The largest geomagnetic storm since 2003 has come and gone at this point, bringing with it a lot of solar radiation and plenty of beautiful auroras. Here was one I found while looking around online which was taken in northern Sweden in Abisko National Park. Watch the timelapse which was taken over a 3 hour period on the 24th.

Lights Over Lapland Photo Expedition video of CME impact on 1-24-2012 from Lights Over Lapland on Vimeo.

Here's a look at exactly where the national park is located. Doesn't look like it's too easy to get too but I wouldn't imagine there would be much in the way of light pollution!


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 I found a cool site from NOAA that shows a forecast for auroras in a nice display with different spots on the globe including the South Pole. Also, be sure to visit the website of the people that took the video which has tons of great pictures of auroras. Very cool stuff!

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