Northern lights dance in the sky above Alaska

STORY: The video posted on social media showed footage from a timelapse camera in the early hours of Monday (February 27). Real time video filmed by the photographer on Sunday night (February 26) captured rare red pulses,

According to the UK Met Office, the northern lights, or aurora borealis, occur because of solar activity when charged particles in the solar wind collide with molecules in the Earth’s upper atmosphere.