First-ever video from INSIDE the Northern Lights!
Camera company GoPro recently got all up in Northern Lights, producing the first-ever photos and video from right inside them. The misty flourescence paired with groovy tunes from the Trey Anastasio Band results in one trippy experience — without the need for illicit substances.
To achieve this Herculean feat, GoPro launched cameras on helium weather balloons, capturing images from 100,000 feet above Alaska. The filming took place earlier this month on April 11 and 12.
While the images are crazy beautiful, this project wasn’t solely for art’s sake. GoPro partnered with a team of rocket scientists and school teachers to learn more about Aurora Borealis. The helium weather balloons also held scientific instruments to measure certain features of the light show.
Watch first ever live shots from inside Northern Lights, SmartPlanet.