Krypton. You may think it’s in a remote galaxy, but no, it’s right here, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. A place that I like to call “That Island Where Björk and Eyjafjallajökull the Dragon Live” and other people call Iceland.
This outstanding image was taken by Stephane Vetter and it has won The World at Night’s 2011 International Earth and Sky Photo Contest. Taken at Jökulsárlón lake, the image merges six different exposures to capture two wild green auroral rings, caused by a massive coronal mass ejection back on February. [NASA]