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Northern Lights from a Height

Many people will spend their entire lifetime hoping for a glimpse of the Northern Lights. However, ten Master’s students from the University of Reykjavik have decided that seeing the lights as they are is just not enough, they want to see inside the lights!

On May 16th 2014 they launched three high powered rockets from Mýrdalssandur in an attempt to do just that. Two GoPro cameras and even a HTC smartphone camera were attached to the rockets in an attempt to capture the wonderful moment.

The filming didn’t quite capture what the students had hoped for. However, they have since said that this project will be used ‘as a stepping stone towards further rocketry research at Reykjavík University and towards the goal of filming the northern lights from above’ - So watch this space!

Search for your own sight of the Aurora with Northern Lights holidays from the Mighty Fine Company!

19. June 2014 by Emma Smith

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