POTD: Aurora Borealis – Firearms Under The Northern Lights

    Photo Of The Day – Have you ever witnessed the Aurora Borealis? Seen in its full glory, it is almost a religious experience.

    The Aurora is an incredible light show caused by collisions between electrically charged particles released from the sun that enter the earth’s atmosphere and collide with gases such as oxygen and nitrogen. The lights are seen around the magnetic poles of the northern and southern hemispheres. (Source)

    Today we look at soldiers from QRF Ida & Lyra (Home Guard District 17) in Finnmark, Norway.

    This must have been an incredible experience for everyone present.

    A sharp shooter from Homeguard, unit HV-17, during winter exercise Joint Viking 2015 in Finnmark

    Heckler & Koch HK417 with a Schmidt & Bender.

    Here you can see a video (from another source) of the Aurora Borealis.

    All pictures by Liv Engholm and Synne Nilsson. HV/Forsvaret. Norway.

    Have you ever experienced the Aurora Borealis? What did you think of it?