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I wouldn't be exaggerating if I said that I got reeeeeally lucky to capture this image in 2015 in Longyearbyen. The pink glow was caused by the sunlight being reflected by stratospheric clouds. The position of the clouds between Svalbard and the Scandinavian mainland is the main cause of the red light rays. Although similar red skies were seen on the Archipelago in 2014, the phenomenon has not otherwise occurred since the early 2000s.