Always wanted to SEE the Northern Lights ... now I want to HEAR them, too

From Alaska Dispatch, July 10, 2012

Confirmed: Aurora borealis makes sounds

The aurora really does make sounds — and they appear to be generated in the air about 230 feet above the ground, according to a Finnish study that used an array of microphones to record and pinpoint the source of a weird surging hiss during a magnetic storm last September.

The results provide what may be the first hard evidence to rebut the notion that auroral whispers belong in the realm of Far North myth — or, at least, are a sign that winter cabin fever has finally pushed the listener to the bloodshot brink.

"Our research proved that, during the occurrence of the northern lights, people can hear natural auroral sounds related to what they see,” said engineer and acoustic researcher Unto K. Laine in this story posted by Aalto University.

An eight-second clip of the sounds captured by Laine can be heard in this YouTube video.


They have their own soundtrack -- how cool is that? 
No need for Foley artists or post-production sound effects ... 
LIVE from Alaska! The sky is singing!... wow.


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