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If you have yet to see the Northern or Southern Lights, but are not able to make the trip to seem them for whatever reason, then this video is the next best thing to actually going to view the aurorae on location. Astrophotographer Thierry Legault has captured stunning views of the Aurora Borealis from Norway, filmed in real time.
“I was in Norway in early November,” Legault said to Universe Today, “this was my 5th stay and really the best one, with incredible auroras. At moments they were so large and fast that we didn’t know where to look.”
He also stated that they were “totally hypnotic.”
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The video lasts about 16 minutes and features 6 of the best sequences Legault had captured. “I included the start and finish of the sequences to show their behavior to people who have never witnessed them,” he said. “The auroras seem to be alive, sometimes like snakes or rivers.”
A Sony Alpha 7s was used as it is the only camera able to record video like this in such lighting, according to Legault. The video was recorded at 25 frames per second.
Legault goes to Norway annually to see the aurora. More of Legault’s work can be seen on his website.