Northern Lights and Milk Way Views – Let Your Jaw Drop at the Beauty of the Night!

Everyday, the sun emits radiation and matter as it burns. In our case, this is really good as it keeps the planet warm, gives plant’s light for photosynthesis and generally lets us live a normal life. But in that same radiation are charged particles that leave Mars a barren wasteland and the moon rocky. Why is Earth special? Well, the matter collides with Earth’s magnetic field, an invisible protection against the elements – and that collision is so beautiful you’ve probably seen pictures and heard of it. These are the Northern Lights. And they are amazing! Check out the wonderful video of timelapse photography capture the awesomeness of the night sky below!

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Michael Harrell is a former staff member and current volunteer at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Federal Way, Washington. A blogger by hobby and social media manager by trade, he continues to teach the faith to ninth graders when he's not busy watching movies or theatre. He loves the Seattle Mariners, and his wife wants you to know he's married. You can follow him on Twitter.