Norðurljós - Aurora Borealis - Northern Lights
Calendar 2017 - text in Icelandic and English.
Size approx 21.6 cm x 28.2 cm (8.5 x 11.1 inch)
An aurora is a natural light display in the sky particularly in the high latitude (Arctic and Antarctic) regions, caused by the collision of energetic charged particles with atoms in the high altitude atmosphere. The charged particles originate in the magnetosphere and solar wind and, on Earth, are directed by the Earth’s magnetic field into the atmosphere. In northern latitudes, the effect is known as the aurora borealis (or the northern lights), named after the Roman goddess of dawn, Aurora, and the Greek name for the north wind, Boreas.
All pictures were taken in Iceland by Olgeir Andresson
Made by Snerraútgáfan.
Printed in Iceland by Oddi – Ecolabelled Printing Company