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The Sciences

Stunning Finnish aurora time lapse

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Via Universe Today (and Fraser Cain's Google+ stream) I saw this astonishing video of the aurora borealis as seen from Finnish Lapland.

[embed width="610"]http://vimeo.com/29568236[/embed]

[Make sure you set it to HD and make it full screen.] Wow! That's amazing. Did you catch the Andromeda Galaxy making an appearance at 1:25 in, at the middle left of the screen? Maybe you missed it because of THE GINORMOUSLY BRIGHT AND GORGEOUS AURORAE. Maybe. As a travel ad, this works pretty well (it was made by Flatlight Films

, a Finnish company). Living in Boulder, I'm used to the cold, but we always seem to just miss being far enough north to see the light show. And we still have a couple of years before we even reach the peak of solar activity, so there'll be plenty of chances to catch more. [P.S. If you're on G+, follow Fraser

. He's good people.]


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