<p>Ribbons of light curl over the town of Yellowknife in northern Canada in a picture of January <a href="http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/space/universe/auroras-heavenly-lights.html">auroras</a> released this week.</p><p>The photographer took this image of the aurora-filled sky with an eight-millimeter fisheye lens, creating a "crystal ball" effect.</p><p>(<a href="http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/01/pictures/110120-aurora-borealis-northern-lights-science-space/">See pictures of the first big aurora show of 2011.</a>)<br><br>[<em><strong>CORRECTION:</strong> The original caption incorrectly stated that the picture was a digital composite. Nat Geo News regrets the error.</em>]<br class="kix-line-break"></p>

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Ribbons of light curl over the town of Yellowknife in northern Canada in a picture of January auroras released this week.

The photographer took this image of the aurora-filled sky with an eight-millimeter fisheye lens, creating a "crystal ball" effect.

(See pictures of the first big aurora show of 2011.)

[CORRECTION: The original caption incorrectly stated that the picture was a digital composite. Nat Geo News regrets the error.]

Photograph by Kwon O. Chul, TWAN

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