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Aurora Colours

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This atmospheric aurora borealis photo was taken on a very dark night in Iceland. It was a new moon and the stars were very clear as the Aurora started to dance across the sky.

The frozen waters of Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon were packed with ice, so the Aurora Borealis colours bounced off the glacier ice making everything multi-coloured.

Jokulsarlon is a great place for night photography and capturing the Aurora Borealis. Clear skies & a new moon make a perfect combination for Aurora photography.

Colours of the Auroras

The Aurora Spectrum of colours are created by different gases as the energy from the sun enters our atmosphere. The sun’s energy collides with different gas particles high in the ionosphere. This produces a range of different colours. The greens & yellows are from Oxygen and the reds are generated by ionic Nitrogen gas.

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