Photo: Nick Russill (CC BY 2.0)

Photo: Nick Russill (CC BY 2.0)

“Nothing else in the sky looks quite like the Northern Lights. The sun and the moon, the stars and the planets are an eternal, regular and predictable part of human life. The northern lights, on the other hand, are transient, variable and unpredictable. Here the cosmos parades its electrical and magnetic forces, and produces colours and movements that are unique in Nature. Photographs are pale, static shadows of the real thing. The northern lights must be seen and experienced outdoors, under a still and cold winter sky.”

Ref.: Associate Professor Truls Lynne Hansen, University of Tromsø.