Time Lapse Photography of the Aurora Borealis

Two recent time lapse videos of the Northern Lights have crossed my path recently. They combine two of my perennial fascinations - time and the sky - so I couldn’t help but be impressed.

Both of the videos are produced by Norwegian photographers who have been benefiting from the recent increase in solar activity. Watching the aurora in person is one of the only reason I’d consider moving to such a norther clime.

I’m not quite sure whether either of the photographers are professionals or amateurs but I applaud their efforts and the beautiful results.

The first video is from Terje Sorgjerd. Via Astronomy Picture of the Day

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The Aurora from Terje Sorgjerd on Vimeo.

The second video is from Ole Christian Salomonsen. I found it via Sky and Telescope Observing Blog.

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In The Land Of The Northern Lights from Ole Christian Salomonsen on Vimeo.

Todd Suomela
Associate Director for Digital Pedagogy & Scholarship Department

My interests include digital scholarship, citizen science, leadership, and communications.