Video: Northern Lights 'move' in time-lapse photography from space

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Video: Northern Lights move in amazing time-lapse photography - from spaceThe Sun


Northern Lights are one of nature's most amazing phenomenons - and now Nasa scientists on the International Space Station have created the first 'moving' images of the light display.

Pictures of the Aurora Borealis were taken every three to five seconds, before being combined in time-lapse photography to create the spectacle.

Scientist Melissa Dawson told The Sun: "The cameras have a much higher resolution than a video camera so we can capture a lot of other things if we use time-lapse photography."

"The cameras have a much higher resolution than a video camera so we can capture a lot of other things if we use time-lapse photography.

It is thought 2012 will be the best time in years to spot the Northern Lights, and a strong solar storm last month meant the light show was even visible in Britain.

Watch the video, and then discover the best places to go to catch a glimpse of the green glow below:


Where to see the Northern Lights

Where to see the Northern Lights



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