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Time-Lapse Video of the Aurora Borealis

Posted by Avital Pinnick on March 24, 2011

How many of us get to see the Aurora Borealis, let alone a time-lapse video of it? Norwegian photograher Terje Sorgjerd took these photos over a week, around Kirkenes and Pas National Park bordering Russia, in temperatures around -25 Celsius. He describes it as “Good fun.” Brrrrr! I didn’t know camera equipment and batteries could function in that cold for that period of time.

Also worth a look are his photos of the volcanic eruption a year ago, taken with — are you sitting down? — a 70mm lens. Some of us would give our right leg to be able to take photos like this, but from a safe distance!

Seen on Boing Boing

2 Responses to “Time-Lapse Video of the Aurora Borealis”

  1. Miriyummy said

    We used to live in Norway and we went up north to see the lights. The green ones are common, but when you get red and blue, wow!

  2. Now the Northern Lights are one of those wonders of the universe I’ve ALWAYS wanted to see (and capture) first hand… Maybe one day…

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