The Northern Lights by their very nature put on dazzling displays of color, but I think they outdid themselves earlier this month.
Ole C. Salomonsen captured these incredible shots when the auroras burst forth across the Arctic Circle when a geomagnetic storm hit the planet.
"I was driving through the countryside near Tromsø, Norway, on Nov. 14 when bright auroras burst through the clouds," Salomonsen told Spaceweather.com
I was stunned when I found the photos on Spaceweather.com, and Mr. Salomonsen was gracious enough to give me permission to share some of the photos on the blog here. (I would have posted them much sooner, but the wind storm, then snow storm, then Thanksgiving holiday sort of hogged the blog :)
All photos Copyright Ole C. Salomonsen, arcticlightphoto.no and used here with permission by photographer:
These next two are from earlier Northern Lights events: