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Aurora Borealis at Þingvellir in Iceland | by Arnar Valdimarsson
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Aurora Borealis at Þingvellir in Iceland

Fantastic weather that night, the Moon was really bright and the Northern Lights strong.


The Þingvellir area is a part of the North Atlantic rift system, almost entirely nested within the Reykjaneshryggur-Langjökull rift system. It can be described as an area of sea-floor spreading, displaying the close association of crustal rifting and volcanism. Þingvellir and the Great Rift Valley of Eastern Africa are the only sites on Earth where the effects of two major plates drifting apart can be observed.


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Taken on January 1, 2012