Start your day in a gorgeous way with this absolutely breathtaking video of the Northern Lights. Photographer Ronn Murray shot this video in 4K Ultra High Definition in the Murphy Dome near Fairbanks, Alaska, capturing one of the world's most beautiful natural phenomena in incredible detail.
"But this is amazing!" you declare. "What causes this mesmerizing display that is completely melting my face off!?" Well, I'm glad you asked, friend! According to the Northern Lights Centre, the Northern Lights are "the result of collisions between gaseous particles in the Earth's atmosphere with charged particles released from the sun's atmosphere. Variations in colour are due to the type of gas particles that are colliding." Ohhh, science is so fancy.
The most common color is the Emerald City green that we see in the video, but pink, red, blue, and purple shades are also possible. Sightings of the Northern Lights have been reported as far south as New Orleans, but the best places to see the Lights are Alaska, Northwestern Canada, the southern parts of Greenland and Iceland, and the Northern coast of Norway. If you're not quite up for making the trek to these chilly destinations, head on over to Murray's website, where you can watch many more spectacular videos from the toasty comfort of your own home.