Stunning footage of aurora borealis taken on trans-Atlantic flight

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    The SkyMall catalog can wait.

    While flying on a trans-Atlantic flight from London to New York, passenger Paul Williams captured a stunning time-lapse video of the aurora borealis. Watch it, but be careful — your jaw is likely to drop all the way to the ground.

    The aurora borealis, often called the northern lights, occurs when gaseous particles in the atmosphere collide with charged particles from the sun. When the particles hit Earth's atmosphere the result is a beautiful glowing show of purples, greens, blues and reds. A similar phenomenon occurs near the South Pole.


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    Now THAT is cool!
     

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