Without doubt, this timelapse footage of the Aurora is the best I have ever seen. Here it is:

Filmed by Terje Sørgjerd, they video has become a huge hit on vimeo, with one of his other films accruing 22million views in the first couple of weeks!

In the northern hemisphere the full name for the aurora is the aurora borealis, also knowns as the northern lights. The Aurora is caused by charged particles from the solar wind striking atoms in upper atmosphere and energy is released as light.

Originally posted 2011-07-18 20:46:46.