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Solar flares bring lightshows to Lapland

Thursday, Nov 14, 2013 - 00:42

Nov. 14 - A recent increase in solar flare activity is having a spectacular impact here on Earth, with a series of auroras lighting up Arctic skies in recent weeks. For videographers like Chad Blakley of Lightsoverapland.com, the activity has provided an opportunity too good to miss. Rob Muir reports.

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STORY: It's the latest in a series of timelapse videos shot from Abisko national Park on the northern edge of Sweden by videographer Chad Blakley. The Aurora Borealis occurs when charged particles emitted by large solar flares collide with gases in Earth's atmosphere. With the sun approaching the midpoint of its natural, 10-13 year cycle, there have been more solar emissions than usual in recent months, and more specatular light shows over the Arctic as a result. Chad Blakley says he's taking full advantage .

Solar flares bring lightshows to Lapland

Thursday, Nov 14, 2013 - 00:42

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