This film was shot mainly around the Tromvik area of Northern Norway at approximately 70 degrees North.
Tromvik is located right in the heart of the aurora belt and because of this even quiet displays of the Aurora Borealis will always be visible overhead on clear nights.
I was very lucky in the time that I visited in that a CME (coronal mass ejection) from the sun hit on the first night I arrived. The earths magnetic field reverberated for the entire week that I was there and I was lucky to witness strong displays every night.
The Aurora Borealis is the most beautiful natural phenomenon I have ever had the pleasure of witnessing. I love astronomy, and for me there is nothing more tranquil that watching our own galaxy rise but the Northern lights was quite a different experience, one that was in some ways even more humbling.
I was fascinated with how the aurora changed so quickly, from rolling like a never ending curtain of soft light stretching, weaving and contorting itself across the Arctic sky, to sharp fingers of green and red piercing the black to its own percussive rhythm.
A friend of mine spoke to a native Norwegian shortly before I embarked on this trip and he told him that Norway «is good for the soul» And after visiting I could not agree more.
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