Dancing Northern Lights Dazzle at the Top of the World
It’s the start of the aurora borealis travel season in the northern hemisphere, and it’s made a spectacular entrance.
The northern lights have been dazzling light chasers and sky watchers with an extra beautiful spectacle of pink, blue, and green illuminations, due to a G2 class solar storm.
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The geomagnetic storm has been transforming the sun’s bursts of energy into electrically charged particles and ethereal halos of pastel-colored light.
Most people travel to see the northern lights in the fall when the lights are already visible and yet it's not in the dead of winter, when the waterways freeze over or covered with snow. The lights can still be reflected in the water, and the images are stunning.
Since many of us will have to forego any kind of travel this year, here are some enchanting images taken by photographer Edwin Martinez in Iceland in 2018 and 2019. Martinez has been chasing the northern lights for the last seven years.