NASA publishes photo of “dragon” in Iceland’s Northern Lights

The image shows a giant dragon in the sky. Jingyi Zhang & Wang Zheng/NASASource:Supplied

The image shows a giant dragon in the sky. Jingyi Zhang & Wang Zheng/NASASource:Supplied

NASA posted up a stunning image of a dragon-shaped aurora in Iceland’s winter sky made on February 18th. 

“The aurora was caused by a hole in the Sun’s corona that expelled charged particles into a solar wind that followed a changing interplanetary magnetic field to Earth’s magnetosphere,”  NASA reported. 

The photo was taken by photographers Jingyi Zhang and Wang Zheng and clearly shows a huge creature in the night sky that looks like a dragon.

This is not the first time weird images have appeared above Iceland in the auroras.


A similarly impressive snap was captured over Reykjavik, Iceland back in 2017. Photo/ SWNSSource:Mega

A griffin – like picture was captured over Reykjavik in 2017 and a recent picture taken in Iceland by Scottish snapper Graeme Whipps shows a giant face in the sky.

Interestingly, the Icelandic coat of arms features the country’s four protectors, called in Icelandic Landvættir. Iceland’s four protectors are: a dragon, a griffin, a giant and a bull.


The coat of arms of Iceland displays a silver-edged, red cross on blue shield. This alludes to the design of the flag of Iceland. The supporters are the four protectors of Iceland standing on a pahoehoe lava block and are from left to right: a bull, a griffin, a dragon and a giant. Photo/Wikipedia

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