Northern Lights over Lofoten

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A good picture really is worth a thousand words. That justifies simply running this spectacular image of an appearance during the weekend of the Northern Lights (nordlys, in Norwegian, or aurora borealis) over the scenic Lofoten archipelago in Northern Norway:

The Northern Lights lit up the skies over Lofoten this weekend. PHOTO: John Stenersen

The photo was taken by a well-known photographer in Norway, John Stenersen, who graciously allowed its publication on Views and News from Norway. He was clearly in the right place at the right time on Saturday night, as the Northern Lights lit up the Arctic skies.

The sun has set for the year in the far north, but as we were able to note with other unique photos last week and the week before, the dark winter season can still feature very special light indeed. Not always as special as this, though.

Enjoy! And bundle up — it’s still cold out there, with temperatures even in southern Norway predicted to fall well into the “minus-double-digits” this week.

Views and News staff