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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