Beautiful Aurora Borealis Time-Lapse Video

There are few things in the world as fascinating and visually stunning as northern lights — or aurora borealis — and Tor Even Mathisen’s masterful time-lapse capture of recent lights from Tromsø, Norway really hits the spot:

It’s not at all surprising that the people of old thought these lights to be gods dancing in the sky.

No… you can thank our violent Sun and the Earth’s magnetic field for this dance.