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Amazing sky show in Norilsk as Aurora Borealis lights up the Arctic

By The Siberian Times reporter
29 September 2016

The Northern Lights illuminated the city for 40 minutes on 27 September.

'It was so bright that it was reflected on the windows. It is rare that we get to see Aurora Borealis here in Norilsk.  Picture here and below: Alexander Ivanov

Local resident Alexander Ivanov, who took these pictures, said: 'The bright stunning flashes of light went on for about 40 minutes. 

'It was so bright that it was reflected on the windows. It is rare that we get to see Aurora Borealis here in Norilsk. 

'Usually the sky is so clouded that we don't have a chance to catch it.' 

Northern Lights in Norilsk


Northern Lights in Norilsk Northern Lights in Norilsk

'The bright stunning flashes of light went on for about 40 minutes.'

The light show is caused by collisions between electrically charged particles released from the sun that enter the earth's atmosphere and collide with gases such as oxygen and nitrogen. 

The lights are seen especially around the magnetic poles of the northern and southern hemispheres.

'Usually the sky is so clouded that we don't have a chance to catch it.' 

Northern Lights in Norilsk


Northern Lights in Norilsk

Comments (3)

Very beautiful. It is great that you have the luck to see and photograph that magnificent phenomenon, that can only be seen in the northern hemisphere. i would like to have the chance to visit these beautiful places :) best regards from Greece!
Maria, Thessaloniki, Greece
03/10/2016 08:49
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amazing and beautiful photos!
Benedikt, Moscow
30/09/2016 13:35
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This is God's majestic work, a true masterpiece. What a lucky guy you were Alexander to have witnessed & caught the spectacle on camera. Wish this would come our way...to see it for ourselves.
Jaker, Dundalk
30/09/2016 10:22
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