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    Posted March 22, 2013 by
    AnnaPossberg
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    Tromsö, Norway
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    Your views of stars and space

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    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     AnnaPossberg says she shot these still images as part of a time-lapse capture over several days in mid-February. She says she and her husband, Claus, have been documenting the northern lights in various places and capturing time-lapses of each. She says the photos here were shot in a RAW format and later edited for use online. The second image here was featured as CNN's Travel Photo of the Day for June 6, 2013.
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    Why do we long for those beauties which are so hard to see? The northern lights may appear as a normal phenomenon to the inhabitants of those northern territories where the aurora borealis occur. Yet for me, as a German, they are and will always be a special surreal beauty coming from the outer space. While the Norwegians hurried by car to their homes I couldn't but stop my car, jump out of it and stare for hours to the dancing lights. Forgotten were the harsh wind and the freezing temperatures while I kneed in awe in front of this celestial spectacle. The lights would shyly peek behind a mountain just to unexpectedly unfold into green ribbons, veils and explosions all over the night sky.

     

    Photos taken mid of February in the region of Tromsö, Norway

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