Lapland lights

Lapland lights

Lapland lights

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July 16 2012 1:03 PM

Lapland lights

I get a lot of people sending me time lapse videos, and to be honest, I love it! They're so much fun to watch, and so many of them actually show the sky above us in a new and interesting way.

At the very least, they're lovely and invoke a sense of amazement. Even though this next one was made as essentially a travel advertisement for Sweden (it was filmed in Abisko National Park), I'll allow it - after all, they're hoping to get more people to see the aurorae! And the video is amazing: over 13 minutes of pretty cool footage of the northern lights.

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Phil Plait writes Slate’s Bad Astronomy blog and is an astronomer, public speaker, science evangelizer, and author of Death From the Skies!  

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