The first section of this real-time aurora video may not seem amazing, but then prepare to have your brain saturated at the 1:51 mark. That moment at 1:52 when the music turns up, and so does the camera … that display is just too magical and spellbinding .
Filmed by U.K. photographer Phil Halper, the real-time video features aurora borealis outbreaks at three locations. It opens with a distant auroras seen from the window of an airplane leaving Toronto. It then cuts to ground level in Iceland, where a display begins with relatively faint lights and gradually intensifies, sparking bright green ribbons with hints of red.