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This Awesome Video Shows A Volcano Erupting During A Solar Storm in Iceland

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Social Content Editor
Updated: 13 April 2017
Because wow!

Last year, lucky filmmaker Henry Jun Wah Lee managed to capture a massive solar storm over Iceland whilst a volcano was erupting!

If you didn’t know, a solar maximum is an odd old time in the 11-year solar cycle of the sun where massive sun spots and irradiance can be seen all the way from Earth! Lee was also able to witness the nearby Bárðarbunga volcano erupting as the Aurora Borealis set up a background worthy of a movie scene – we’re so so jealous!

Check out the awesome video below!

Of the lifetime experience, Lee said:

‘On March 17th, 2015, I was fortunate enough to be at the right place at the right time when the solar storm of the decade hit Earth. The sky was covered with auroras so strong, they were visible at dusk. This continued all night until dawn. In the film you will see rare red, yellow, white, blue and violet purple auroras.’

‘I was also fortunate to get shots of Aurora Borealis lighting up the sky while the Bárðarbunga volcano was erupting. The orange-red glow you will see in the distance is from the hot lava spewing from the volcano.’

Love the Northern Lights? Check out this awesome video of them shot from a plane!