This video explains how particles originating from deep inside the core of the sun creates northern lights, also called aurora borealis, on our planet.

See an extended multimedia version of this video at (only in Norwegian):

All the animated parts of the video was made with Apple Motion 4.


This video is produced by in collaboration with the Department of Physics at the University of Oslo.

Production, animation and music: Per Byhring -
Script: Arnfinn Christensen
Scientific advisors: Jøran Moen, Hanne Sigrun Byhring and Pål Brekke
Video of the northern lights:
Video of coronal mass ejection: NASA

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