Watch: Other-Worldy Timelapse of Alaskan Northern Lights

A photographer visited Alaska in February, hoping to catch a smattering of Northern Lights while there. Instead, she got a straight-up “extravaganza . . . a party in the sky.” She went to work with her camera, and created a mesmerizing timelapse video, which she dubbed “Technicolour Alaska.”

So what’s up with the Northern Lights? They’re caused by colliding, electrically charged particles in our atmosphere. Energy released from the collisions causes ethereal, eerie light. The earth’s magnetic field is the strongest at the poles, so sometimes northern latitude areas like Alaska get a cacophony of light-producing collisions.

Allow yourself to be transfixed by this intermingling of earth and space.

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