Stunning snaps of Northern Lights caught on camera in Iceland (PHOTOS)
Spectators took to their smartphone cameras to depict the phenomenon and share it via their social media accounts. Great news for all of those not present in locations where the aurora shows itself in all its glory - smartphone cameras are now powerful enough to capture nature’s beauty in its full variety of colors and shapes.
View from the south coast of Iceland. Was surreal. I'm going to miss this country. One of my favorite trips ever. pic.twitter.com/5ofy7rrwOb— Will Leverett (@312Will) November 30, 2015
The aurora borealis can be seen in the Northern hemisphere, above the magnetic pole. The bright dancing lights are actually collisions between electrically charged particles from the sun that enter the earth's atmosphere. The Northern Lights can appear in different colors, but pink and green are the most common.
Many people flock to Canada, Alaska, Norway, Iceland and Siberia to see the magical display for themselves. A cause for superstition in the past, these days the aurora borealis has turned into a popular tourist attraction.