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Spectacular northern lights illuminate Lapland sky

Friday, September 08, 2017 - 00:54

Stunning northern lights are captured on film by travel magazine editor Alexander Kuznetsov in northern Finland. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. Green, purple, pink and yellow lights danced across the sky in striking aurora displays over northern Finland early on Friday (September 8), the result of collisions between electrically charged particles from the sun that enter the earth's atmosphere. Travel magazine 'All About Lapland' editor Alexander Kuznetsov, who filmed the light show, said he had driven 500 kilometres to find clear skies to film the northern lights. He said he had rarely seen anything on this scale. According to the U.S. Space Weather Prediction Centre there was a strong geomagnetic storm on September 6 and 7 connected to a solar coronal mass ejection observed on Monday (September 4).

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Spectacular northern lights illuminate Lapland sky

Friday, September 08, 2017 - 00:54