Amazing 3-Year Time Lapsed Video of The Northern Lights
June 25, 2012 2 Comments
Aurora photographer Chad Blakley spent the last three years, and over 2000 hours photographing auroras in Abisko National Park in Sweden. Blakley put together several scenes made up of thousands of individual images of the Northern Lights into a stunning time-lapse video.
Auroras are natural light display in the sky that occur mostly in high latitude regions of the Arctic and Antarctic and are caused by the collision of energetically charged particles with atoms in the high altitude atmosphere, called the thermosphere. The charged particles are believed to originate in the magnetosphere and are directed by the Earth’s magnetic field into the atmosphere.
Blakely explained that he used a special time-lapse photography technique to create the video:
“The video was created using DSLR cameras and a time-lapse technique that required thousands of images and hundreds of hours to produce. The opportunity to spend so much time in such an incredible environment capturing this phenomenon has been one of the most amazing experiences of my life… Depending on the length of the film I usually shoot anywhere from 400 to 2,000 images over the course of the night and then compress them into a useable sequence. I feel extremely lucky to live in a place that allows me to see the auroras so often.”