Rare Red and Pink Aurora Borealis Lights Up Swedish Sky

Incredible timelapse footage captured overnight near Eksharad in Varmland, Sweden, shows a rare red and pink aurora.

Photographer Johan Nensen Lindqvist said he captured the pink-hued northern lights at Lake Grocken overnight between March 31 and April 1.

Lindqvist told Storyful he was not sure he would be able to capture the aurora on that night, let alone a red one. He said: “I have been out chasing the aurora all winter and made numerous timelapse videos, but I have never caught a red aurora until this night.”

A red or pink aurora borealis is uncommon according to Discover Magazine, with green “the most common colour seen from the ground,” according to the Canadian Space Agency. Credit: Johan Nensen Lindqvist via Storyful

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