The Aurora Borealis, better known as the Northern Lights, always receives deserved attention whenever visible. The world famous phenomenon can be seen in far north parts of the world like Alaska, Canada, Denmark, Scotland, Greenland, and Finland, but this years show seen in Reyjavik, Iceland has captured the world’s imagination.

The City Council of Reykjavik ordered many neighborhoods to shut down all street lights, while households turned off all of their house lights. It made for a truly spectacular show, and an opportunity for tourists and residents to view the otherworldly phenomenon under the best possible conditions.

The video below shows the best light show on Earth, created by solar particles entering the Earth’s atmosphere.