Haunting Beauty

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Congrats to Tor Even Mathisen for making the Astronomy Picture of the Day today with his beautiful time-lapse video of the aurora borealis illuminating the night sky over Tromsø, Norway! I first came across this video last week on Bad Astronomy, it’s a hauntingly beautiful presentation of the northern lights in action. Really stunning. I have never seen them in person…I would love to someday, either from the ground or from above! (Hey, it could happen….) Anyway, you just gotta watch this!

Credit: © Tor Even Mathisen. Music: Per Wollen; Vocals: Silje Beate Nilssen


  1. Thank you for posting 🙂

    You have to come to Tromsø and see it by your self 🙂


    1. J. Major says:

      I think I do! 🙂


  2. Carol says:

    V. terrific. Thanks! ( You can see the northern lights in Alaska, too.)


  3. Kim says:

    Amazingly beautiful…


  4. kathy says:

    That is so lovely. Our earth gives us so many gifts if we are open to it. Thank you for posting something so beautiful. I want to save the video to look at when I feel sad or stressed out. What could be more beautiful than that?


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