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the aurora borealis in the moonlight
June 3, 2015

Dancing With the Moon

The aurora borealis shares the sky with a bright moon in Iceland. Named for the Roman goddess of dawn, the vivid beams of light result from collisions between charged particles released from the sun’s atmosphere and gaseous particles in Earth’s atmosphere. This photo was submitted to the 2015 Traveler Photo Contest. Find your best travel photos and join the competition.
Photograph by Andrew George

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