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Northern Lights Video

Northern lights

Photo: A screenshot from a video by Sævar Helgi Bragason/YouTube.

The northern lights made a spectacular appearance in many parts of Iceland last night. Astronomy expert Sævar Helgi Bragason and Snorri Þór Tryggvason caught the colors on video, shot from Perlan in Reykjavík.

The video was posted on YouTube, and Sævar Helgi posted a color key on Twitter:

“The colors of the northern lights:

Green = oxygen (100 km altitude)

Dark red = oxygen (200-400 km)

Purple = nitrogen

Bright red = nitrogen

Pink = purple + red”

You can watch the video here:

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