Northern Lights

Whilst I did see them I, like almost everyone else before and after me, was a little underwhelmed.

Now, I have mates who have seen spectacular aurora and won't stop talking about how astounding it was but I believe they are the very lucky ones and the average view is a lot less intense - see the recent aurora that we all raved about a month or so ago.

Staring straight up and at it you sort of see a slight change in colour. Side eyeing it (using your peripheral vision) brings more definition to the colour. Finally, pointing your camera at it brings out a much clearer view.

This photo has been enhanced (not faked, but edited to bring contrast and up the colour). It was there, this is what I was looking at, but this not what I saw.

A green aurora curtain of the Northern Lights over Reykjavik harbour

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