Aurora Borealis Embraces Snowy Canadian Hilltop (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK  |  By Posted: 13/04/2012 16:02 Updated: 13/04/2012 16:36

The spectacle of the northern lights brimming over a snowy hilltop makes this shot look like heaven on earth.

Snapped by Dave Brosha at Great Slave Lake in Canada’s Northwest Territories, the ribbon of green casts a stark contrast against the inky darkness of the night sky.

Brosha told National Geographic: "I should have been sleeping, but I was like a kid in a candy store with excitement.

"Bloody hell, the north is a beautiful place.”

The heavenly glow of the aurora borealis is caused by storms erupting on the surface of the Sun, which throw matter towards Earth.

Click below for more of Brosha's magical shots.

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