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Reykjavík Lights to be Turned off for Aurora

Street lights in four suburbs of Iceland’s capital will be turned off from 9:30-10 pm this evening to improve the visibility of the northern lights. The aurora forecast for tonight is good.

northern_lights_october_14_zrThe northern lights over Reykjavík last night. Photo: Zoë Robert/Iceland Review.

The suburbs where the lights will be turned off are Öskuhlíð (where the landmark building Perlan is located), Skólavörðuholt (downtown) and Grafarholt and Breiðholt-Seljahverfi on the outskirts of the city, as stated in a press release.

Residents of the above suburbs are encouraged to participate by turning off the lights in their apartments to as to further reduce the amount of light pollution.

Related:

October 15 | Photos: Northern Lights Shine Bright over Reykjavík

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