Aurora Borealis over Reykjavik.

12Street lighting in Reykjavik was switched off for an hour on Wednesday evening to give residents of the Icelandic capital a better view of the Aurora Borealis.
Most parts of the world’s northernmost capital city, including the centre, went dark from 10:00pm.


“Residents are invited to join in by turning out the lights at home so as to maximise the darkness and minimise light pollution,” the local government said earlier in a statement.


The Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, are multi-coloured natural illuminations caused by interactions between solar winds and the Earth’s magnetic field.
Source: Northern Lights trump street lights in Iceland – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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