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August 5th, 2010
11:29 AM ET

iReport Gallery: A northern lights show

The spectacular northern lights in Norway. Otto Lennart Motzke, 42, of Oslo, Norway took this photo Wednesday night at about 2am at Ingerstrand Bad, a public bath in Oslo.

Here are more photos of the northern lights submitted to iReport.


Taken by Wictor Madsen in Grimstad, Norway.


Taken by Wictor Madsen in Grimstad, Norway.


Taken by Vidar Kolstad in Fredrikstad, Norway.


Taken by Vidar Kolstad in Fredrikstad, Norway.


Taken by Sebastian Grzywacz in Kristiansand, Norway.


Taken by Jesper Grønne in Silkeborg, Denmark

Submit your own iReport photos or video of the northern lights.


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soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. Jennifer Kim

    Amazing! How beautiful and fascinating.
    Thanks for sharing the pictures.

    August 5, 2010 at 11:30 pm |
  2. eugenia - San Francisco

    MORE AURORAS IN THE OFFING? Earth's magnetic field is still reverberating from the CME impact of August 3rd, which sparked auroras as far south as Wisconsin and Iowa in the United States. Analysts believe a second CME is not far behind it, due to arrive on August 5th. A second impact could re-energize the fading geomagnetic storm and spark a new round of Northern Lights. High-latitude sky watchers should remain alert for auroras.

    August 5, 2010 at 9:49 pm |
  3. Robert Stroney

    Beautiful display of solar eruptions speeding through space bouncing off our planet earth – akin to skipping a stone across the pond and watching the ripples spread.

    The bigger question – What is making the sun have these spectacular eruptions? I have to wonder if we have been "side-swiped" by a dying star / Super Novae. Polar heating/melting, wicked and irregular weather patterns, etc. Could it be a cyclical event that happened 26,000 years ago and experienced by the Mayans? I wonder if there are any drawings or writings from history that would describe the same-like-events – overall heating up / lakes, rivers, oceans, drying up?

    August 5, 2010 at 7:30 pm |
  4. David, Indiana

    Beautiful. Nice pictures with the stars and northern lights shimmering over the water. I haven't seen them since I was child in Wisconsin.

    August 5, 2010 at 4:17 pm |
  5. Carol B.

    The effect is ethereal.

    August 5, 2010 at 3:46 pm |
  6. Di

    Simply breath taking, thank you for posting these. In awe, of beauty, always.

    August 5, 2010 at 2:20 pm |
  7. Annie Kate

    Spectacular picture – the beauty is just awe-inspiring.

    August 5, 2010 at 1:46 pm |
  8. Miranda

    Unbelievably beautiful

    August 5, 2010 at 12:53 pm |
  9. Rebecka George

    Thanks for posting the pictures, The Northern lights are truly amazing to see. I never knew just how fascinating they were until I saw them up here in Northern MN. They are incredible!

    August 5, 2010 at 12:50 pm |
  10. Evan Shay

    Wow! Too bad we didn't see them here in Boston!
    I saw them about 10 years ago when I was 6 in my back yard, so beautiful!
    I saw them in Iceland this last April and it just incredible!

    August 5, 2010 at 12:24 pm |
  11. will

    I live in anchorage, alaska. none here :(

    August 5, 2010 at 12:16 pm |
  12. Helen Fritzie

    BEAUTIFUL!!! I have got to see this for myself someday!
    I love it!!
    Helen

    August 5, 2010 at 12:05 pm |
  13. diya

    omg,,it's so beautiful XD

    August 5, 2010 at 12:01 pm |
  14. Jean Sommer

    Lets talk about Aurora.

    August 5, 2010 at 11:42 am |