From the September 2008 issue

The northern lights over Norway

More spectacular examples of Hinrich Bäsemann's auroral photography.
By | Published: September 22, 2008 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
Sixty miles and higher above Earth’s polar regions, charged particles from space slam into the atmosphere and produce one of nature’s most spectacular displays — the aurora borealis (in the north) and the aurora australis (in the south). In Norway, journalist and photographer Hinrich Bäsemann spends long, cold nights trying to capture the perfect auroral image.