Independent filmmaker Henry Jun Wah Lee of Evosia Studios captures the exquisite colors and fiery flares of the Icelandic sky caused by the March 2015 solar maximum in the short time-lapse film “Apotheosis”.
On March 17th, 2015, I was fortunate enough to be at the right place at the right time when the solar storm of the decade hit Earth. The sky was covered with auroras so strong, they were visible at dusk. This continued all night until dawn. In the film you will see rare red, yellow, white, blue and violet purple auroras. I was also fortunate to get shots of aurora borealis lighting up the sky while the Bárðarbunga volcano was erupting. The orange/red glow you will see in the distance is from the hot lava spewing from the volcano.