Skip to comments.Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Northern Lights above Lofoten
Posted on 06/16/2016 8:56:16 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
Explanation: The Aurora Borealis or northern lights are familiar visitors to night skies above the village of Reine in the Lofoten Islands, Norway, planet Earth. In this scene, captured from a mountaintop camp site, the auroral curtains do seem to create an eerie tension with the coastal lights though. A modern perspective on the world at night, the stunning image was chosen as the over all winner in The World at Night's 2016 International Earth and Sky Photo Contest. Selections were made from over 900 entries highlighting the beauty of the night sky and its battle with light pollution.
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[Credit and Copyright: Alex Conu]
Specatacular. Wish it was the right size to use for my screen’s wallpaper.
Northern lights are like ribbon candy for adults.
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