Do you know why a million people take a billion photos of the view from their airplane window? Because sometimes when the Sun hits just right or when the clouds start cotton candying so deliciously or when the grid of city lights shine the perfect shade you get something unbelievably beautiful. But no matter how perfect the picture is, it probably won't beat catching the dancing glow of the Aurora Borealis.

Paul Williams took a flight from London to New York and when he saw the Northern Lights, well, light up, he set up his camera for an unforgettable time lapse. It's magical. Take this video as a lesson to never close the airplane window again. You never know what you'll see out there.

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