This stunning picture could well be the best ever taken of an Aurora. It was snapped by German photographer Sebastian Voltmer and provides a truly dazzling atmospheric sight.

A professional astronomer writing for Nasa’s picture of the day site – APOD – said: ‘The wide angle image, horizontally compressed, captured an unexpected auroral display that stretched across the sky one month ago over eastern Norway.’

Daily Mail, Online

It a really wonderful timelapse. And the soundtrack you composed created the perfect mood. Its a great example of how important sound is for timelapse.

It is the Timelapse of the Day on January 17, 2013 and has been added to the Music for Timelase section of the site!


Logo SpaceweatherThis is a composite image of exploding Comet 17P/Holmes. German astrophotographer Sebastian Voltmer combined various exposures taken through his 4.1-inch refracting telescope and processed the composite to highlight the comet's bright golden core (with jets and streamers), its gossamer green halo and an emerging faint blue tail. It's one of the strangest and most beautiful photos of a comet ... ever.

SpaceWeather.com, Image of the Day