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August 27, 2016

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Have you noticed that the nights are getting longer? Are you thinking about getting away from it all? Consider a trip to see the northern lights. They are a big deal in some places. This week, a Northern Lights alert in the UK was found to have been triggered by a lawnmower.

northern lights.jpg

But after a summer break, northern lights actually returned to Iceland this week.

Photographer Olgeir Andresson watched the show, which began four minutes after midnight and lasted until 3 in the morning.

As always, the performance of lights was unannounced, making many of us miss it, but Olgeir's photos are a reminder that the season of celestial colors is worth celebrating.

Have you noticed anything interesting in your night sky?

Other news about Iceland

Iceland now has its own refugee population. The story is from PBS. Usual spin applies.

A sixteen-year-old German film maker has made a lovely film about Iceland. In general, Russian tourists are the happiest with their visits to Iceland. Japanese tourists are the least happy.

What to eat if you have a layover in Iceland. This tiny country is home to the 16th best women's soccer team in the world. Reason for some people to visit right there.

The University of Southern Maine has strengthened its ties with Iceland. $500,000 scholarship grant involved.

Old Technology vs. New Technology

Have you had a personal experience with old technology besting new technology, like the lawnmower vs. the northern lights alarm network above?

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