Saever Helgi Bragason captured the Northern Lights display over Reykjavik earlier this week
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Reykjavik sees spectacular Northern Lights display

People in the Icelandic capital, Reykjavik, have witnessed spectacular displays of the Aurora Borealis over the past week.

Astronomy educator Saever Helgi Bragason captured the Northern Lights over the city on Sunday night.

On Wednesday, Reykjavik's council decided to switch off street lights in the city centre and several other districts to help people get a better view of the night sky.

The aurora is caused by the interaction of solar wind - a stream of charged particles escaping the Sun - and Earth's magnetic field and atmosphere.

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  • 29 Sep 2016