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Spectacular Aurora Borealis Northern Lights

Spectacular Aurora Borealis Northern Lights

Hræsvelgr “Hræsvelgr he is called, who at the end of heaven sits, a Jötun in an eagle´s plumage: from his wings comes, it is said, the wind, that over all men passes.” - Vafþrúðnismál

Aurora "corona" over jagged peaks near Leknes, Norway [OC][1,335x2,000] : EarthPorn

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.

A Phoenix Aurora over Iceland | All of the other aurora watchers had gone home. By 3:30 am in Iceland, on a quiet night last September, much of that night's auroras had died down. Suddenly though, a new burst of particles streamed down from space, lighting up the Earth's atmosphere once again. This time, unexpectedly, pareidoliacally, they created an amazing shape reminiscent of a giant phoenix.

Aurora over Icelandic Fault | Admire the beauty but fear the beast. The beauty is the aurora overhead, here taking the form of great green spiral, seen between picturesque clouds with the bright Moon to the side and stars in the background. The beast is the wave of charged particles that creates the aurora but might, one day, impair civilization.