Last week, sky gazers in Iceland were treated to one of God’s most spectacular designs – the northern lights.
City officials in Hella, about 60 miles southwest of Reykjavik, voted to turn off street lights and encouraged its 120,000 residents to darken their homes as well to make the display of dancing lights even more visible, NPR reported.
Time-lapse video shows astonishing display of Northern Lights over Hella, Iceland. pic.twitter.com/bc8tb4slOs
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The attempt for a city-wide voluntary blackout on Wednesday seemed to work, as a time-lapse video shows a dramatic rendition of the stunning ribbon of lights swirling in the sky. The video is only 27 seconds long, but captured about 30 minutes the event.
Light pollution from Reykjavik is visible in past footage of the northern lights, visible in an orange or pink glow at the horizon.
The northern are a routine occurrence in the circumpolar region.
The Northern Lights are breathtaking pic.twitter.com/Gip07uQ7eS
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