February 3, 2014 4:50 pm
Updated: February 3, 2014 4:57 pm

Watch: Incredible timelapse of aurora over Sweden

The Northern Lights over Wood Buffalo National Park.

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If you’ve ever been lucky enough to see the northern lights, you know how breathtaking they can be. If you haven’t seen them, here’s the next best thing.

The video was captured in in Sweden’s Abisko National Park where visitors have enjoyed the northern lights 29 out of 31 days. But one of the most incredible displays happened on the night of Feb. 2.


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Auroras in Abisko National Park February 1st, 2014 from Lights Over Lapland on Vimeo.

Chad Blakley, who runs an aurora photo adventure expedition called Lights Over Lapland captured a magnificent display of the northern lights in the park, at one point so bright it created shadows on the ground.

The northern lights occur when particles from the sun are blown towards Earth and interact with the molecules in our magnetic field.

Canada is also one of the best places to see the northern lights, which are frequently viewed in the Arctic.

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