Forget the New Year’s Eve fireworks, the real spectacle in the sky was the Northern Lights.
The Aurora borealis is the collision between electrically-charged particles from the sun which enter earth’s atmosphere.
The lights can be best observed in regions close to the north pole. The southern hemisphere has its very own version called the Aurora australis.
— Taylor Jukes (@TaylorJukes) December 31, 2015
While the most spectacular views were undoubtedly from Iceland, people captured glimpses of nature’s light show from all over the world.
— David Diaz (@dmdiazsanchez) December 22, 2015
— Allemagne Ambassade (@AllemagneDiplo) November 5, 2015
— Capture the World (@eddiepeterCTW) December 6, 2015