Aurora & Atmospheric Pictures

Every amateur astronomer has “see the northern lights” on their bucket list. Astrophotographers might add, “photograph the northern lights.” The ever-shifting curtains and arcs are amazing to watch in real-time, but time-lapse photography can further enhance auroras’ beauty, revealing effects invisible to the unaided eye. We welcome you to learn more about photographing the aurora and join us on northern lights tour. Or just sit back, relax, and enjoy the show by browsing the aurora pictures below. Discover the amazing variety of shapes and colors that auroras can take. You’ll also find images of other atmosphere phenomena, such as double rainbows, sundogs, lunar halos, and noctilucent clouds.

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