This week’s pic of the week has nothing to do with news photography but nonetheless live publishing in all it’s glory. Powered by batteries and a small wind turbine, an automated camera is placed on the roof of the Aurora Sky Station in Abisko. Every five minutes it documenting the sky over the mountain Njuolla in the Abisko National Park, giving us stunning photos of beautiful northern lights. The area is well known for it’s spectacular northern lights and if you´re interested in Aurora Borealis you’re in for a treat!

2011-05-04, Aurora Sky Station

The Abisko National Park is probably one of the best places in the world to find northern lights because of the cloud free sky and it's high latitude.

The live photo feed can be viewed at and the high quality photos are free for you to download and use in any way. Creative Commons FTW:-)

In the name of science

Throughout 2011, we will collect all the pictures and put together a time-laps movie which will extend over the entire year. We do this as a scientific investigation and we will donate the film to research.

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