Watch this gorgeous time-lapse video of the aurora borealis or northern lights as seen from Iceland in December, 2012. At the end of the video, photographer Alex Rivest gets down on one knee and proposes to his sweetheart.
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2013 should offer many opportunities for people at northern latitudes to see the Northern Lights. According to Ali McLean at The Aurora Zone:
Right now, there’s huge excitement among those of us who hunt for the aurora borealis, also called the northern lights. The lights are historically at their most frequent and spectacular when the sun reaches the peak of its 11-year cycle of activity. This peak is known as Solar Maximum, and NASA is predicting it for the autumn of 2013.
Learn more about the aurora borealis here.
Bottom line: Watch this beautiful time-lapse video of the Northern Lights as seen from Iceland. At the end, a man proposes to his sweetheart by aurora light.
Michael Brennan interviews scientists, serves as a host for both the EarthSky 90-second podcasts and EarthSky 22, and oversees the EarthSky Studio. He uses his recording expertise to help create EarthSky audio and video science interviews in both English and Spanish, making sure that our audio’s technical quality exceeds everyone’s expectations. He is a member of the EarthSky Management Team.