A time lapse video of the northern lights captured by Stian Rekdal using Nikon D800 / Nikon 14-24mm / Nikon 10.5mm f2.8 / Samyang 24mm f1.4.
The northern lights, or Aurora, are the visual manifestation of the sun’s interaction with the earth and it’s magnetic field.
When high speed particles escape the sun, usually because of a coronal mass ejection or solar wind, some of them hit the earth’s magnetosphere.
The particles crash with those of our atmosphere and emit light in the process. The color of the light depends on how high in earth’s atmosphere the particles interact. Photographing them can be a challenge because of their unpredictable nature.
This video is a short selection of my favourite shots recorded in the winter of 2013/2014 at locations in Norway and Iceland.