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Northern Lights of Yellowknife Captured in Unreal Video

You've never seen a more stunning video of the northern lights.

The northern lights, or aurora borealis, end up somewhere on most folks' bucket lists. This stunning display of lights dancing in the sky is a magical phenomenon that is most definitely breathtaking.

The Northern Lights are the result of collisions between gaseous particles in the Earth's atmosphere with charged particles released from the sun's atmosphere. Variations in colour are due to the type of gas particles that are colliding. The most common auroral color, a pale yellowish-green, is produced by oxygen molecules located about 60 miles above the earth.

David Yau is a photographer and tour guide residing in Yellowknife. On a night in January, while taking a group out to see the lights, he witnessed what might be one of the most impressive showings of the borealis. It was definitely the most impressive in his experience.

And no, this footage has not been digitally altered, and it is playing in real-time.

Here's the video Yau captured:

"That night I felt like the light was coming all the way, coming down to me. [It was] totally different from other nights," Yau told the CBC. "It felt like a dragon was coming down to my face."

Witnessing the northern lights for myself is definitely on the to-do list. Have any of our readers been fortunate enough to take in a live show? If so, we're certainly jealous.