Angelic Form in Purple and Green Aurora borealis over Budir Church Iceland
Purple and green Aurora borealis (northern lights) dance across the sky over the famous Budir Black Church on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Iceland with the Snaefellsjokull Glacier illuminated in the distance. The outlined form of an angel appears in the Aurora, hovering over the church grounds. Her form is seen in white (where the Aurora was so intensely bright) and is surrounded by purple. Her wings extend upwards and behind her towards the top of the image while her dress hangs loose and flows slightly to the right. This photograph was taken on 9-28-2016 during one of Iceland's most incredible displays of Aurora in recent history, making international news and prompting the government to shut the lights off in the city of Reykjavik for 2 nights to allow for a better viewing experience for residents.
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