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Stunning video shows Northern Lights' dance in near-real time

Stunning video shows Northern Lights' dance in near-real time
Photo Copyright: Ole C. Salomonsen

A six-month project to document the Northern Lights over Norway has come to an incredible conclusion.

Ole Salomonsen of Tromso took 50,000 still photographs of the Northern Lights to create a time-lapse video.

He says in contrast to other time lapse videos of the Northern Lights, a main focus for him has been to display the Aurora Borealis in real-time speed, or as close as possible.

"In other videos you may see the aurora passing by in an blink of an eye, but in (my) video it moves very lifelike and realtime," he wrote.

You might remember Ole from a previous blog I wrote featuring his jaw-dropping Aurora displays. You can see more at his site ArcticLightPhoto.no and his Flickr stream