|On some nights, the sky is the best show in town.
On this night, the sky was not only the best show in town, but a composite image of the sky
won an international competition for landscape astrophotography.
The above winning image was taken two months ago over JÃ¶kulsÃ¡rlÃ³n, the largest
glacial lake in
The photographer combined six exposures to capture not only two green
auroral rings, but their reflections off the serene lake.
Visible in the distant background sky is the band of our
Milky Way Galaxy,
of stars, and the
coronal mass ejection from the Sun
caused auroras to be seen as far south as
As the Sun progresses toward
solar maximum in the next few years,
aurora are expected.