Aurora Magic

I’ve tried to explain encounters with Northern Lights – even thinking about Auroras puts a silly grin on my face. To lay eyes on their magic is to be changed forever. Hypnotic, mesmerizing, electric, rejuvenating and tranquil; they sing to you as their fingers touch every fibre of your being. Impossible to look away; afraid the spell might be broken.

I found this video on spaceweather.com – taken last night at Abisko National Park in Sweden. It can’t come close to seeing them yourself, it can leave you pondering possibilities.

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11 thoughts on “Aurora Magic

  1. My problem with imagining the aurora is in how fast does it actually flow. All videos, like this one, are sped up to increase the effect. That’s fine, it looks stunning, but i just can’t capture it in my minds eye until i see a real time video… or better still, see it for myself 🙂

    • It’s such a surreal experience, the mind’s eye can’t picture it because it has no frame of reference. Speed and intensity varies and isn’t constant – they do what they damn well please. Something one has to see for themselves – put it on your “to do” list, you wouldn’t be able to wipe the smile off your face for months 🙂

    • I can’t think of a better way to put the universe in perspective than witnessing auroras first hand.Until seeing them for yourself, concepts like geomagnetic energy, solar winds or storms and space weather have no point of reference. Their magic is profound.

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