A breathtaking time-lapse video shot over the Rocky Mountains captures the incredible beauty of the aurora borealis.

Shot over seven hours and across 400 kilometres, the video compiles over 1,500 photographs of the northern lights taken on Friday, according to the video's description.

The video was uploaded by Calgary photographer Richard Gottardo, who along with Andras Shram, founded Experience Aurora – a company that offers photography and sightseeing tours of the northern lights.

From stunning reflections in a lake to cascades of light over snow-covered mountains, the video reminds us of the true beauty of the northern lights.

Here's a look at more aurora borealis photos in Alberta:

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  • Northern Ligts In Other Parts Of Alberta

    Northern lights spotted over downtown Edmonton.

  • Northern Ligts In Other Parts Of Alberta

    Aurora Borealis outside of Fort Saskatchewan

  • Northern Ligts In Other Parts Of Alberta

    Northern lights over Edmonton.

  • Northern Ligts In Other Parts Of Alberta

    Even with bright moon light and city lights one could still observe the Aurora Borealis over Calgary 10:30pm Sept 30.

  • Northern Ligts In Other Parts Of Alberta

    Even with bright moon light and city lights one could still observe the Aurora Borealis over Calgary 10:30pm Sept 30.

  • Northern Ligts In Other Parts Of Alberta

    Even with bright moon light and city lights one could still observe the Aurora Borealis over Calgary 10:30pm Sept 30.

  • From Space

    This one, from Canadian astronaut Cmdr. Chris Hadfield.

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