Plane passenger captures Northern Lights video through window

Lucky man was allowed into cockpit to shoot magical scene


Plane passenger captures Northern Lights video through window

One lucky plane passenger didn't even have to wait to land to spot the Northern Lights - after capturing pictures of them through the aircraft's window.

Anders Hanssen, 38, from Senja, Norway, was on a flight from Osla to Tromso when he spotted the aurora borealis out of the window, and the phenomenon lasted the whole one hour flight.

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Luckily for Anders, he knew the pilots on his flight and was allowed to sit in the cockpit to take an amazing video of the magical scene.

According to the Australian Telegraph, Anders, who owns Visit Senja, a local tourist company, said: "I had the best view and it was like I was in heaven. I think people love the Northern Lights because it can be such a mind-blowing experience when [you see] the whole sky change and colours flow, create patterns and change speed."

The Daily Mail reports that he added: "I felt like I was in heaven because I was inside an airplane and it was for sure really nice to be there when the strong aurora came.

"As far as I know I am still the only one who has filmed the aurora from a plane in high quality and the dream is always to do something original. "

According to the Northern Lights Centre, the aurora "are actually collisions between electrically charged particles from the sun that enter the earth's atmosphere."

The site continues: "The lights are seen above the magnetic poles of the northern and southern hemispheres. They are known as 'Aurora borealis' in the north and 'Aurora australis' in the south.

"Auroral displays appear in many colours although pale green and pink are the most common. Shades of red, yellow, green, blue, and violet have been reported.

"The lights appear in many forms from patches or scattered clouds of light to streamers, arcs, rippling curtains or shooting rays that light up the sky with an eerie glow."

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