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Reykjavík Turned Off the Power to Enjoy the Northern Lights

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Local government switched off street lights for one hour on Wednesday night to offer a better view of the aurora borealis.

Sometimes we get so caught up in today’s ever-changing technological advances that we forget to stop and enjoy some of life’s most beautiful wonders. For citizens of Reykjavík, they were recently reminded of one such wonder.

On Wednesday night, the Icelandic capital shut off the city’s street lights for one hours to give its residents a better view of the aurora borealis. According to The Guardian, local government encouraged citizens to switch off their own lights at home to minimize light pollution. The result was a sky of beautiful waves of green light.

Watch this video to get a glimpse of the beautiful northern lights over Reykjavík:

Northern lights over Reykjavík, Iceland, September 25, 2016. from Stjörnufræðivefurinn on Vimeo.


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