Wow of the Day: “Polar Spirits.” {Video}

Via Lynn Hasselberger
on Apr 19, 2013
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This short video by Ole C. Salomonsen is beautiful, mesmerizing, breathtaking.

What he says about the film:

“This is my third short-film about the northern lights. This year some epic displays has been on the sky, and for the first time I have included real-time recordings.

As usual, my main focus is on getting the auroras show as close as possible to real-time speed given the time available in a short video. Although in a few sequences I have accepted overdoing the speed to better enhance other elements, such as moving fog, faster pans, clouds, milky way, etc.

In the film I have tried to show the slower majestic dancing lights, as well as the more faster, dramatic and abstract shows, and finally the auroras in combination with city lights and urban elements.

Most sequences have been shot in arctic northern Norway, close to the city of Tromsø. One sequence is from Finland and one from Sweden. The city sequences you see are shot in and over Tromsø, which in Norway often is referred to as ‘the northern lights city.'”

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About Lynn Hasselberger

Lynn Hasselberger is co-founder of GDGD Radio; The Green Divas Managing Editor; and Producer of The Green Divas Radio Show. She's also a mom, writer and award-winning cat-herder who lives in Chicagoland. Sunrises, running, yoga, lead-free chocolate and comedy are just a few of her fave things. In her rare moments of spare time, she blogs at and A treehugger and social media addict, you'll most likely find Lynn on twitter (@LynnHasselbrgr @GreenDivaLynn & @myEARTH360), instagram and facebook. She hopes to make the world a better place, have more fun, re-develop her math skills and overcome her fear of public speaking. Like her writing? Subscribe to her posts.


One Response to “Wow of the Day: “Polar Spirits.” {Video}”

  1. envirothink says:


    This is remarkable video and photos. It always makes me wish I could see this in person. But at least I can appreciate it digitally!

    Thanks so much for posting this.