In this March 2011 file photo, the aurora borealis, or northern lights, fill the sky above the Takotna, Alaska checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Some folks are predicting 2012 will be a banner year for viewing the northern lights.
With the arrival of Spring, Arctic nights are growing shorter. "Soon, season will be coming to an end," says Norwegian photographer Thorbjørn Riise Haagensen." Last night Haagensen photographed this scene over Hillesøy,