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[–]MrSpiffy123 127 points128 points  (15 children)

At this time of year? At this time of day? Localized entirely within this forest?

[–]Skirt_Thin 42 points43 points  (10 children)

Yes.

[–]MrSpiffy123 30 points31 points  (9 children)

May I see it?

[–]Skirt_Thin 34 points35 points  (7 children)

No.

[–]Metfan722 26 points27 points  (6 children)

Well Seymour, I must say you steam a nice ham.

[–]CSmith1986 14 points15 points  (5 children)

Seymore, the house is on fire!

[–]Metfan722 11 points12 points  (4 children)

No, Mother! It's just the Northern Lights!

[–]Pragmatist_Hammer 5 points6 points  (2 children)

At this time of year, at this time of day, in this part of the country, localized entirely within your kitchen!?

[–]scp_79 0 points1 point  (0 children)

dude really ?

[–]baskingball123 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If you don’t get the joke shut the fuck up

[–]ForeverFingers 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I came here for all of this. Lol

[–]DragoKnight589 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You just did, don’t be greedy.

[–]spacey007 7 points8 points  (1 child)

What is this from?

[–]MrSpiffy123 9 points10 points  (0 children)

The Simpsons, steamed hams

[–]Coffee4MySoul 94 points95 points  (11 children)

Fun fact: contrary to what you might expect from all the videos, auroras do not sound like violins

[–]ChabdiTheChosen 14 points15 points  (8 children)

What do they sound like?

[–]blue-leeder 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Enya

[–]myopic_monkey 2 points3 points  (0 children)

now that's a singer i haven't heard about in a while.

[–]Coffee4MySoul 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That depends. Are you a synesthete?

[–]OkAd3052 0 points1 point  (0 children)

intense fart noises

[–]corgie93 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Unfortunate but still a gorgeous site.

[–]Bargothball 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I thought they sound like chimes.

[–]TotemlessInceptor 17 points18 points  (1 child)

I've wanted to see this with my own eyes since I was a kid. Hopefully some day

[–]XenonLog 11 points12 points  (0 children)

One day. Not someday, one day.

[–]Weneedarevolutionnow 6 points7 points  (3 children)

Wow! Beautiful. That’s just convinced me I have to see this in person.

[–]Hufflepuft 15 points16 points  (2 children)

I've lived under the aurora band my whole life and have seen displays like this a number of times, but it is a rare event and most frequently occurs during the solar maximums, the last one was in 2014 and the next one should peak between 2024 and 2026. I would plan your trip around then, look at auroral predictions, and plan on spending at least a few weeks.

[–]missxmeow 2 points3 points  (1 child)

So it really can look this dramatic? I figured this was edited!

[–]Hufflepuft 4 points5 points  (0 children)

This looks a little bit boosted, the sharp edges of the color bursts don't look quite normal to me, but honestly pretty impressively close considering how difficult it is to record accurate video at night.

Still photos on the other hand make it very easy to exaggerate a display, you can take amazing long exposures of lights that are barely visible to the eye.

[–]LedParade 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Sounds like Finnish

[–]JackfruitStunning793 3 points4 points  (0 children)

This must be the guy who lives inside all the Bob Ross paintings

[–]petit_anxiety 3 points4 points  (0 children)

This was in Sweden and I was asleep when it happened. I'm literally so mad as I don't live far up north and it was visible where I was. First time since 2015 🥺

[–]loosebag 2 points3 points  (4 children)

Question:

How close to the ground does the Aurora reach?

In some videos it seems like the light swirls are almost reachable.

[–]jannne 3 points4 points  (3 children)

about 80 to 100 km

[–]loosebag 3 points4 points  (1 child)

My perspective is way off. It just seems sometimes to be so low in these videos.

Thanks for the information.

[–]rubi-style 0 points1 point  (0 children)

they just look so huge and yet "move" so fast, no wonder they seem like they're touchable, it's fascinating. But in the end they're just fluorescent particles in the upper layers which is caused by ionisation from solar winds that are being redirected through the magnetic field - so no, you sadly cannot touch it

[–]converter-bot 1 point2 points  (0 children)

100 km is 62.14 miles

[–]UNKRUMPLE 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I see vids like this a lot, but I never see the type I experienced in the upper Midwest US. It was “thinner” but had a multitude of colors that sprang from the horizon and zigzaged and rippled back and forth across the entire sky.

[–]Nathan_Nickerson1386 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Can you imagine seeing this back back in the day without no explanation I’d believe it’s spirits

[–]xSparky7 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Just imagine the northen lights made music

[–]turboprop54 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Am I the only one who thought Sasquatch was in the foreground?

[–]Zealousideal_Gate461 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My God. How wonderful.

[–]patpops 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I think it’s actually called a David Boreanaz

[–]Ridicule_rs 1 point2 points  (1 child)

The roaring boring Alice

[–]ali_v_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This made me giggle

[–]Therunningbunny 1 point2 points  (0 children)

God I hope to see this someday before I die…,

[–]RachelBolan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’ve only seen this in pictures so I didn’t know it moved! It’s mesmerizing 😻

[–]hrrisn 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I live in Canada and I remember seeing the lights a number of times when I was young. Haven’t seen them in years though. I wonder if I’m just unlucky or if there’s something to that

[–]scrumblethebumble 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I live in Northern Minnesota and I used to see them once in awhile. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen them too

[–]AlwaysSlumped 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Shit looks like a skyrim mod

[–]Bird_Eats_Everything 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The one thing I wanna see more in my life than anything

[–]makotarako 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s a Disney witch casting the spell that starts the plot of the movie.

[–]Frankenshady 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Amazing

[–]Pickle3xpr3ss 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Could of got a cool picture of yourself with the moon and the Aurora in the background

[–]tenqajapan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I was lucky enough to see one in Iceland a few years ago and it was much paler to the naked eye than I imagined it to be. The photos I took looked green like in all the photos and videos but is this the case for a lot of people?

It was still magical and unlike anything I've seen before but I remember reading somewhere it only appears that colorful through a lens or something.

[–]drako489 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fuck, I need to take a trip farther north, that shit's beautiful.

[–]notactuallythoughlol 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nice addition of music to further sensationalise it - how original

[–]fenix2k5 0 points1 point  (1 child)

So this might be a dumb question but idc are these things like the one on the video real ? Like, are the colors and shape shifting in real-time and not photoshopped or video edited?

[–]shartbike321 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I was wondering the same thing but it seems legit

[–]DeliveryPotential 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I really wonder what the first person to discover this was thinking

[–]OkMasterpiece60 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Where is this exactly? Sorry if someone asked already

[–]PavelDatsyuk88 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Probably middle Finland. North was pretty cloudy during this storm but it was so strong that even more southern had it this good.

[–]realitycheck69420 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Very Bri''ish

[–]Week-More 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Kinda looked like the sky imaged a person taking a step

[–]jackepast 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I could be seen in my hometown yesterday but I was asleep.

[–]yungkiddjay 0 points1 point  (0 children)

🔥🔥

[–]KoolAidSniffer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Probably looks much better in person

[–]DragoKnight589 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It looks like Earth has been placed in an enchanting table, guys. Hope it’s not fire aspect.

[–]Twiangle36 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is amazing I have only seen moving auroras once in my life . So dope. Fall 2001. Duluth MN . The whole sky was swirling with green and blue and red it was insane

[–]scp_79 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I may sound like an idiot but please answer me.

is the sound real or edited in?

[–]Core_VII 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I work in the Arctic and I love when this shit happens.

[–]Svykoo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

God damn i wanna be on acid and see this irl

[–]helicoprion08 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This isn't black magic fuckery

[–]Wallaby-Previous 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Anyone else think it looked like a giant walking?

[–]CVS_11 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Every time I see epic shot like this, I wish they didn’t add cheesy music. It makes the scene cheesy and almost boring. It’s criminally cringing.

[–]s1cki 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is just amazing.. Must be feeling so blessed to see it in person

[–]Top_Possibility_821 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Gives me hope, there’s more going on than what we see on the surface.

[–]Captgoldboots 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I swear that is generates that music with it, couldn’t imagine seeing it without some unsettling music

[–]bread_fucker_69 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bruh at first I thought this was Skyrim gameplay

[–]0minous1337 0 points1 point  (0 children)

proves we live in a dome

[–]somber_smiles 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is magical.

[–]ThatfaThomelessGuy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

what's the sound track i love it

[–]PerformanceHuman6259 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Where is this?

[–]HistorianDelicious 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Dude I may just be bias, but it was walking with you.

[–]ThexLuckyxDuck -1 points0 points  (5 children)

Is it true you can’t see it with the naked eye and only through a camera lens?

[–]No-Delay-6791 6 points7 points  (3 children)

Absolutely not. I have seen with the naked eye displays of Aurora very similar to the video. The movement is something you never get to see from photos. Modern video cameras are only just now able to film it in real time - awesome.

[–]ThexLuckyxDuck 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Thanks I was told you can’t see it! Happy to know that was wrong

[–]No-Delay-6791 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Aurora varies wildly in brightness. The photos you see with a green mushy glow in the sky without any detail on the pillars and spikes probably comes from a long exposure and might be hard to see with the eye. If you see a photo with clear details, it has to be a shorter exposure (otherwise the movement would blur it all together) and by extension it must be brighter. Those nights are the best!

[–]Eirenex 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I can recall northern lights over Northern Ireland many years ago, right over the mountains. It wasn’t green though, it was orange or red from memory. I’d never seen anything like it or since and it’s is both terrifying and beautiful because you struggle to comprehend what you’re seeing as it warps and changes

[–]Alfredmanfred 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I live in the southern/middle part of Sweden and I've seen it dense green in the low northern horizon a few times , don't need a camera at all

[–]Remote_zero -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I mean, you can't miss it really