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News, 1/29/2013

Chasing the Northern Lights
across Finnish Lapland

Photo: Andy Keen/AuroraHunters.comThe Northern Lights typically form about 100 to 500 kilometres above ground level, with colours including green (the most typical), red, pink, dark blue and violet.

Andy Keen is a hunter who pursues an unusual prey. He criss-crosses northern Finland chasing one of the world’s most amazing natural phenomena: the Northern Lights, also known as Aurora Borealis. We go along for the ride.

Keen drives us in a minibus through the pitch-black forests that surround the village of Inari, in the heart of Finnish Lapland, to an embankment overlooking a snow-covered frozen lake. “I present to you the Northern Lights!” says the Englishman with a cheerful grin. He sweeps his arm dramatically towards the skies over the lake – they are stunningly illuminated by shifting and shimmering curtains, bands and arcs of greenish light.

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Updated 1/29/2013

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