Aurora Borealis

Northern Lights

Aurora Borealis arise when electrically charged particles from the solar wind hit oxygen and nitrogen atoms in the upper layers of the earth's atmosphere and ionize them.

They mainly occur in the polar regions of the northern and southern hemisphere, where the magnetic field lines immerse in earth's atmosphere.

Auroras display dynamic patterns of brilliant lights that appear as curtains, rays, spirals, or dynamic flickers covering the entire sky.

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Aurora borealis over Hvalfjörður seen from Villa Fjordblick (Feb. 2022)

View from Villa Fjordblick in north eastern direction

View from Villa Fjordblick's backyard in north eastern direction

Northern direction

North east

North west

Northern lights above clouds enlightened by Borgarnes' city lights seen from Villa Fjordblick (Hvalfjörður)

Same perspective (north west) a few minutes later

Seen from Villa Fjordblick's backyard in north eastern direction

Photographed freehand from Hotel Kríunes in Kópavogur (Feb. 2019)

Kópavogur (Feb. 2019)

Very fast "dancing" northern lights (Kópavogur, Feb. 2019)