AURORA BOREALIS

An aurora is a natural light display in the sky (from the Latin word aurora, “sunrise” or the Roman goddess of dawn), predominantly seen in the high latitude (Arctic and Antarctic) regions. The northern lights(aurora borealis), Norðurljós in Icelandic, are best observed away from light pollution, with a clear view of the skies, where you can experience the magical display of color and light -and a bit of magic.

On Earth, the energetic particles that make aurora come from the geospace environment, the magnetosphere. These energetic particles are mostly electrons, but protons also make aurora. The bottom edge of the aurora is usually at 100km altitude and the top at 200-300km, sometimes reaching as high as 600km.

These images were all shot in the North of Iceland, in the fjord of Eyjafjörður, in the winter of 2015.