When Adrien Mauduit moved to Denmark, locals said it was rare to see the Northern Lights. This gorgeous 4K timelapse proves them wrong in spectacular fashion.
Before settling down in Denmark, I, like most Danes, had no idea that one could possibly witness the northern lights. In 2015, as I was on the Ordrup beach in the northwest of Zealand (Sjælland), I was out taking pictures of the milky way on a clear night. My camera was facing east/north-east and I noticed an usual purple color in the upper left-hand corner of my frame. As I tried to investigate further, taking several shots in different directions, I was stunned by these green and purple sort of curtains. 'It couldn't possibly be…' I thought. First thing in the morning, I asked one of my colleagues who had lived in the area for awhile, for a tangible explanation. 'Well, it looks like you got lucky!', he replied. I had just captured my first northern lights ever, and it was in Denmark! Of course the first shots looked horrible, as I didn't know how to photograph them with the right settings. I rapidly discovered, despite the common opinion, that the northern lights are actually often visible in the country. As I got better at shooting them, I decided to make my case and prove that northern lights can be sighted in Denmark and encourage the Danes to go out and take a look! As of 2016, I recorded about 40 times where the light could be caught on camera, including about 20 times where they got bright enough to be seen with the naked eye.
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