Iceland Inside News #3

Spectacular Northern Lights with scientific tags inserted by NASA to explain the visible phenomena. The photo is caught across Kerið, a volcanic crater lake located in South Iceland's Golden Circle route. Photo: Sigurður William Brynjarsson

A particularly colourful photograph of the Northern Lights, a.k.a the Aurora Borealis, was captured over crater Kerið by Sigurður William Brynjarsson in South Iceland recently. The rare beauty of the photograph captured the eyes of the editors of the NASA astronomy website who published it as picture of the day. The photo has also gone viral on Reddit. According to the photographer, Sigurður William Brynjarsson, the photo was actually pieced together from several different photographs, taken at an interval of two to three minutes.

Brynjarsson, who who runs Arctic Shots, a company specialising in photography trips for tourists in Iceland, took the photographs whilst on a tour with a group of people. “When I saw how great the Northern Lights were going to get I took thirteen photos myself and made them into one photo.” It’s a considerable honour for a photographer to be published by NASA and this was the first time Brynjarsson’s photo is published on their website. See the photo on the NASA website HERE. 

First seen in Iceland Monitor.

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