Chasing the Northern Lights for a Living

Most of the world doesn’t get to see the mesmerizing beauty of aurora borealis, aka the northern lights. That’s where Todd Salat comes in. As a self-described aurora hunter, this Alaska-based former geologist tracks the brilliantly colored northern lights for a living and shares them with the world through his stunning photographs. – Great Big Story

This cat might have the best job in life!

An aurora, sometimes referred to as a polar light, is a natural light display in the sky, predominantly seen in the high latitude (Arctic and Antarctic) regions. Auroras are produced when the magnetosphere is sufficiently disturbed by the solar wind that the trajectories of charged particles in both solar wind and magnetospheric plasma, mainly in the form of electrons and protons, precipitate them into the upper atmosphere (thermosphere/exosphere), where their energy is lost. The resulting ionization and excitation of atmospheric constituents emits light of varying colour and complexity. – wiki