Credit: BABAK TAFRESHI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Aurora Borealis timelapse over a fjord. Also known as the Northern lights, this phenomenon is caused by the collision of high energy particles from the solar wind with atoms in the high altitude atmosphere (thermosphere). The charged particles are directed by the Earth's magnetic field to the polar regions meaning aurorae usually only occur between three to six degrees latitude. Filmed near Tromso, northern Norway.

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Keywords: astronomical, astronomy, atmospheric phenomenon, aurora, aurora borealis, aurorae, auroral zone, colours, earth's magnetic field, europe, fjord, green light, magnetic pole, magnetosphere, moon, night, nighttime, northern lights, norway, norwegian sea, solar wind, stars, thermosphere, timelapse, tromso

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Aurora borealis, timelapse

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Duration: 00:01:14.18

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