Spectacular Northern Lights show captured in epic 4k footage (VIDEO)

© Nicolai Solbakk Willumsen
A stunning video has captured the Northern Lights over Norway in all their green glory.

The time-lapse video was shot by Nicolai Solbakk Willumsen, who used post processing to fully capture the colors of the Northern Lights as they danced across the sky.

The Northern Lights, or aurora borealis, appear at night above the earth’s magnetic north and south poles in varying shades of green, pink, yellow, blue and purple.

People travel to Norway each year from September to March in the hope of catching a glimpse of the amazing natural light show displayed across the sky.

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The Northern Lights are caused by electrically charged particles from the sun that enter the earth’s atmosphere and collide.

When the particles collide in oxygen, yellow and green colours are produced. When nitrogen interacts, it creates red and blue shades.

The green colors generally occur up to 150 miles (241km) high, followed by red. Blue appears up to 60 miles high and purple and violet occur over 60 miles high.