Watch: Mesmerizing time-lapse video of northern lights

Mar 21, 2013

The skies over Alaska lit up with “one of the best displays (of the northern lights) seen in recent memory” last Saturday, according to the photographer who captured it.

Loren Holmes witnessed the awe-inspiring phenomenon from Eureka,  approximately 120 miles northeast of Anchorage.

“With not a cloud in the sky, the ribbons stretched 180 degrees,” Holmes wrote on “As the night went on, the greens gave way to red, purple and blue. At times the entire sky was filled with light, easily overpowering the moon. Looking straight up we caught a glimpse of a rare coronal aurora, where the lights seemed to come down right over us.”