Aurora Borealis Time Lapse: Striking Images Captured By Passenger Aboard Flight to Paris (VIDEO)

Aurora Borealis Time Lapse: Striking Images Captured By Passenger Aboard Flight to Paris (VIDEO)

Aurora Borealis Time Lapse: Striking Images Captured By Passenger Aboard Flight to Paris (VIDEO)

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April 13 2011 4:13 PM

Aurora Borealis Time Lapse: Striking Images Captured By Passenger Aboard Flight to Paris (VIDEO)


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The aurora borealis is generating buzz because of striking pictures shot during an Air France flight from San Francisco to Paris.



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Passenger Nate Bolt captured the spectacular northern lights in the course of thousands of photos taken during the 11-hour journey, which he then turned into a two-minute time-lapse video. The northern lights occur in the polar regions when charged particles collide and are accelerated in the Earth’s magnetic field.



Bolt said he was merely planning a time lapse of the flight with his tripod-mounted camera, and he was surprised when he discovered such vivid images of the aurora borealis.