Spectacular aurora borealis scenes from Norway
No person in the whole world who has not heard of the aurora borealis, or northern lights. Aurora have always fascinated and puzzled those who saw them. But a real scientific understanding of how particles flowing from the sun are caught up in the Earth’s magnetic field to interact with molecules of atmospheric gases to cause glowing colors is fairly recent.
Put together from 22,000 images, photographer Terje Sorgjerd recently spent a week capturing one of the biggest aurora borealis shows in recent years.
The photos were shot in and around Kirkenes, Norway, near the border with Russia. Temperatures hovered around -13 degrees.