Reykjavik Turned out the Lights for an Unprecedented View of the Northern Lights

Posted by Chantel Delulio on September 29, 2016 at 4:20:00 PM EDT | Post a Comment

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The Icelandic capital city of Reykjavik turned out all of its lights for an opportunity to get an even more spectacular view of the Aurora Borealis on Wednesday night. The city council ordered that the street lights in most neighborhoods be turned out and encouraged residents to turn off the lights in their houses for an hour yesterday evening. The reduced light pollution allowed visitors and locals alike to view the Northern Lights phenomenon with drastically improved visibility.

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Chantel Delulio

Staff Writer

I grew up in the shadow of the Appalachians in western Maryland. I received my B.A. in English literature from Washington College and moved to Los Angeles, where I’ve fallen in love with the gorgeous weather and abundance of food trucks.

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