This Time-Lapse Video of the Northern Lights Will Make You Feel All the Feelings

Feb 11, 2014

Nature's greatest light show, the aurora borealis, has been inspiring mankind forever. It even gets a shout-out in a Flock of Seagulls song, so you know it's got to be pretty spectacular. So it makes sense that a time-lapse photographer named Randy Halverson took the time to put together this five-minute glimpse at the natural phenomenon, as seen from South Dakota, Wyoming and Utah. It also features stunning views of the Milky Way.

The music, however, is a bit over the top. So we suggest muting the video and cranking one of the following (marginally relevant) songs as an alternate soundtrack:

  • "Finally Moving" by Pretty Lights
  • "Lights & Music" by Cut Copy
  • "All of the Lights" by Kanye West
  • "Beginning to See the Light" by The Velvet Underground
  • "Starry Eyed Surprise" by Paul Oakenfold
  • "Look Into the Air" by Explosions in the Sky
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