Northern de-lights – Rare pic of Aurora & Milky way in one image

These rare photographs show the Northern Lights and the Milky Way in one awe-inspiring frame.

In one star-filled image, you can see the billions of stars that make up the galaxy, along side the purple and green hues known around the world as the Aurora.

Photographer Maciej Winiarczyk, 44, watched the fascinating display from his window.

He said: “On that particular night, I went out and I thought, ‘I hope to catch Aurora.’

“The spot is five minutes drive from my house- I’m an amateur photographer and an amateur astrologist, so this is a way of combining both my greatest passions.

The Northern Lights and the Milky Way over Loch Killimster, Caithness, Scotland.

“It’s lucky that I’m self-employed and it works well, because it’s not always easy to catch Aurora and night shots.

“It’s not easy to find a model at night either, which is why I’m in the picture – I used self- timer.”

The Aurora is a stellar wonder normally most visible in northern parts of the world, most commonly the Arctic and Antarctic regions.

Maciej, who is a self-employed structural engineer, from Wick, captured the images in Loch Killimster, Caithness, Scotland.

His images and time-lapses have also been featured on American and British TV.

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