Monday, April 5, 2010
The Northern lights were out last night. On Sunday evening 3-April-10 as we had just finished watching general conference (10 pm) and were taking the Elders from our apartment back to theirs, we saw the most beautiful scene in this ever changing sky here in Iceland. The Elders recommended that we drive out away from the city lights, thinking we could see even better. From just outside of Selfoss we could see the most beautiful Northern Lights stretching across the sky. It was a band of greenish colored lights that was at time from the east to western horizon with a splash of smaller lights mostly in the eastern sky.
Earlier that day as we drove from Reykjavík we had noticed the sky was clear. We could see the Westmann Islands, toward the southwest, from the top of the pass, as well as steam drifting up from the volcano in the eastern sky. Sunday was one of the few clear days we have had since we arrived in Iceland.
We have only been in Iceland a month. We have already experienced many great and marvelous things. We look forward to more experiences to share. The Northern Light show was a fitting finale to a wonderful general conference.