April 24, 2013 at 8:00 pm

Picture of the Day: Northern Paradise

by twistedsifter




aurora over frozen gullfoss waterfalls iceland Picture of the Day: Northern Paradise


In this breathtaking photograph we see a stunning aurora over an icy Gullfoss waterfalls in southwest Iceland. The photograph was taken in late March. The auroras followed a M-1 class solar flare and powerful coronal mass ejection (CME) two days prior. Also visible is the comet PANSTARRS, faintly visible as a light blip just above the horizon toward the left.

Gullfoss (English: Golden Falls) is a tiered waterfall located in the canyon of Hvítá river. With two drops and a total height of 32 meters, it is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country.

What a breathtaking scene to behold. Iceland is surely one of the most beautiful places in the world for nature lovers.



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