Northern lights: Gorgeous photos of the aurora borealis light show.

Gorgeous Photos of the Northern Lights

Gorgeous Photos of the Northern Lights

Collected images.
March 20 2015 2:27 PM

Gorgeous Photos of the Northern Lights

The best images of the aurora borealis light show.

Aurora borealis in Stockholm, Sweden
Stockholm, Sweden: “This is just crazy!#AuroraBorealis #Aurorawatch #NorthernLights”

Photo by Anders Jildén (@AndersJilden)

While Tuesday was your best chance to see the northern lights overhead in a decade, the aurora borealis—so named if you’re above the equator, or the aurora australis for those in the Southern Hemisphere—put on a flamboyant display online from many points of view. If you missed the real thing outdoors, please enjoy an informal survey of the wide range of stunning images people posted on Twitter, Flickr, Facebook, and YouTube. 

Stockholm, Sweden
Stockholm, Sweden

Photo by Anders Jildén (@AndersJilden)

Sula, near Alesund, Norway
Sula, near Alesund, Norway

Photo by Helen Guy Mclean/Google Plus

Sula, near Alesund, Norway
Sula, near Alesund, Norway

Photo by Helen Guy Mclean/Google Plus

Fairydell, Alberta, Canada
Fairydell, Alberta

Photo by Jeff Wallace/Flickr

Devon, Alberta, Canada
Devon, Alberta, Canada

Photo by Roxanne Persson/Flickr

Sommarøy Island, Norway
Sommarøy Island, Norway

Photo by seamoonstars/Flickr

Falcarragh Back Strand, County Donegal, Ireland
Falcarragh Back Strand, County Donegal, Ireland

Photo by Sarah Sayers/Facebook

Aurora over Anchorage
Aurora over Anchorage, Alaska.

Photo by Sanjana Greenhill/Flickr

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