Science is Beautiful

Filmed near Yellowknife in Canada’s Northwest Territories, this video is a compilation of thousands of time-lapse photographs of AuroraMAX’s most magical moments in 2010 and 2011. When charged particles from space travelling at hundreds of kilometres per second collide with oxygen and nitrogen in our atmosphere, the night lights up with the dance of the aurora borealis. This video weaves footage shot by roving cameras with “fish-eye” (round) images captured by the AuroraMAX Observatory’s all-sky imager, which broadcasts the Northern Lights live each night during aurora season (August to May).