Aurora borealis: awesome pictures of the northern lights in Norway taken by Bjorn Jorgensen
The northern lights, or aurora borealis, are seen when the solar wind stream hits Earth's magnetic field, sparking bright auroras around the Arctic Circle. These shots were taken by photographer Bjorn Jorgensen who lives in Tromso in northern Norway
This photo was taken in March 2008, early at night, so the colour from the sunset is still visible. The bright colour from the Aurora reflects in the fjord. The bright white star is actually the planet Venus. From Ersfjord close to Tromso, North Norway
Bjorn says: "A self-portrait taken using the camera's self-timer. The full moon creates reflections in the the fjord, and the moonlight also brightens the landscape and mountains"
Bjorn says: "Very strong auroras on this night in March 2008. I waited for an hour, when suddenly the sky exploded in green, and it was all over in 15 minutes. From Ersfjord close to Tromso"
Bjorn says: "These bright green auroras seem to be coming from this red boathouse. This was taken near Tromso"
Bjorn says: "Green auroras are by far the most common, but they can sometimes show up in purple and deep red, depending on what type of gas the solar wind particles hit in the atmosphere"
Bjorn says: "It is unusual to see the Northern Lights against such a blue sky. This was taken in April, at the end of the Aurora season"
The rest of the photos can be found here: Aurora borealis: awesome pictures of the northern lights in Norway taken by Bjorn Jorgensen - Telegraph
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