Experience a Virtual Reality Aurora

Article written: 9 Apr , 2013
Updated: 23 Dec , 2015
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This is awesome. Astrophotographer Göran Strand took his 30 gigabytes of image data of the incredible aurora he shot on March 17 (which we shared here) and re-tooled everything to fit into an interactive virtual reality-type video where the viewer can move and pan around in any direction. You can watch below, or click here to see the full screen version and be transported to a small town in northern Sweden called Östersund.

Strand said he was almost obsessed with creating this virtual reality version to try and share the experience.

“Hopefully this means that I finally can close the case on the auroras from March 17,” he told Universe Today via email. “As you might understand, these amazing auroras had a big impact on me and I really want to show how wonderful it was.”

Here’s the virtual reality version. Use the arrow keys on your computer to move the view around in any direction:

Here’s the orignal video that Strand created:



1 Response

  1. CallanTFC says

    That is one of the most incredible things I’ve ever seen. Thanks Göran Strand.

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