Aurora and Its Reflection

January 22, 2016

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The photo above shows a shimmering aurora and its clear reflection as observed on the ice-covered Jacques-Cartier River in Jacques-Cartier National Park, Quebec. Green colors in the northern lights result from the emission of light centered near the 558-nanometer portion of the electromagnetic spectrum. Jacques-Cartier National Park lies within the Laurentian Mountains, one of the world's oldest mountain ranges, composed of Precambrian rocks that formed over 540 million years ago. Photo taken on December 17, 2015.
 
Photo Details: A blend of 2 exposures; 262 seconds for the foreground and 13 seconds for the background.