The Astonishing Beauty of the Northern Lights Captured on the Day Reykjavik Voluntarily Went Dark

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Over the past couple of months, the skies over Iceland have been electrified with the absolutely astonishing beauty of the Northern Lights, leading many a photographer to brave the chilly air in order to capture some of that beauty for themselves. The city of Reykjavik further encouraged photos by encouraging that lights be turned off in the entire city.

(translated) Reykjavík residents should be given a unique opportunity to see the magnificent northern lights show tonight at better conditions than before. No one knows, however, until after any activity will be the most.Residents are encouraged to participate and turn off the lights in their family houses also such myrkvunin be the most and the least light pollution. One could often turn off the descriptions of buildings in the city.

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