- Last night, as predicted, a gust of solar wind hit Earth's magnetic field, sparking bright Valentine's auroras around the Arctic Circle. Øystein Lunde Ingvaldsen sends this picture of the sweet lights over Bø in Vesterålen, Norway
This stunning Aurora Borealis photo was taken in Norway by Tommy Eliassen. The stripes in the sky of red and green contrast vividly; the perfect reflection of the sky in the sea magnifies the strange lighting effect.
Place: Runner-up. The shifting lights of the Aurora Borealis can take on many shapes and forms as they are moulded by the Earth’s complex magnetic field. Sheets and planes of glowing gas appear to be twisted into a giant vortex above Grøtfjord in Norway.