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    Aurora Borealis

    I couldn`t find an existing thread so i thought i`d start one!

    Please disregard the foreground bushes, it was taken in a hurry besides the E6 road last monday

    Walking in the shadow of the blues

    #2
    How wonderful!! I will show that to my kids!! They ask quite often if we will see Northern Lights in November.
    Thank you so much for posting.
    Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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      #3
      Great shot!

      Actually, together with the eagle, aurora borealis is one of the top-10 things I want to photograph. The problem is that I so very rarely see it... and when it happens here in Trondheim, I normally read about it the next day in the local paper.

      I like your composition... I've read somewhere that when you photograph the Northern Lights, you should always include some houses or other identifiable landscape features in the image. The bushes actually brings a depth to your image, and I think you have all reason to be satisfied with it.
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        #4
        Lovely pik, Speedbird. I look forward with great anticipation for other Auroral submissions. A lifelong ambition to see it, then my 2 eldest kids went on school trips to Iceland and both were rewarded with superb displays and have made me green with envy!

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          #5
          I can't wait to see this phenomenon again. I think the last time I saw it was on board the Crystal Symphony. We had just finished a Captain's ****tail Party in the Palm Court when the bridge called us down to see a great Northern Light show. I can't remember when and where it was, but it was dark, and it was cold.

          Am I right in saying that the Northern Lights normally only happens north of the Arctic Circle?
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            #6
            Originally posted by pakarang View Post
            ....Am I right in saying that the Northern Lights normally only happens north of the Arctic Circle?
            “Normally” yes, but at times of maximum solar activity there is a greater likelihood of getting to see the lights further south, and I actually saw a faint display in Edinburgh once! (There was a favourable aurora forecast just a week ago but it was cloudy here). Oh, and to be pedantic, it is seen in a band offset from the earth’s magnetic pole, not geographic pole, by some 20 degrees or so.

            In general, there is an 11-year cycle in sunspot activity, with the next maximum around 2013. The best aurora I have ever seen was from aboard Trollfjord last February. The convenient thing on board ship is that you can arrange to hear announcements in your cabin so as to be alerted should a display occur. AND they switched off those blue lights on the aft-most part of the top deck to assist viewing!

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              #7
              Beautiful photograph. I can't believe you got the aurora so bright.

              Here is a website that offers aurora predictions for Alaska. I wonder if their is a similar sight for Northern Europe?
              http://www.gedds.alaska.edu/auroraforecast/

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                #8
                Originally posted by pilotdane View Post
                ....I wonder if their is a similar sight for Northern Europe?....
                Here are a couple...

                http://www.virtualtromso.no/en/tinfo...-forecast.html

                http://cc.oulu.fi/~thu/Aurora/forecast.html

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                  #9
                  A short film created by Terje Sorgjerd with some wonderful Auroras:
                  http://vimeo.com/21294655

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Tommi View Post
                    A short film created by Terje Sorgjerd with some wonderful Auroras:
                    http://vimeo.com/21294655
                    An amazing video: the footage in HD and full screen, with that perfect background music was a TREAT! Thank you for sharing that link!
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                      #11
                      I found a other one, perhaps not as fantastic as the previous, but still worth a view:
                      http://vimeo.com/21419634

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                        #12
                        Thank you for sharing those links Tommi, absolutely stunning videos. I greatly enjoyed watching and listening to them. Beautiful.
                        Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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                          #13
                          Re: Aurora Borealis

                          A picture i took from our porch a few years ago:

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                            #14
                            Re: Aurora Borealis

                            This is such an incredibly beautiful picture, Carina, thank you for sharing it. How I wish such sights could be seen in England, they are so rare.
                            Ivy

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                            Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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                              #15
                              Re: Aurora Borealis

                              The Northern Lights is one of the things I have not been able to successfully photograph yet, and it is most definitely on my to-do list together with eagle and owl - photos.

                              Such a spooky, but also so beautiful.

                              PS: Reminds me to also share this link to a Norwegian paper: Aurora Borealis from space:

                              http://www.vgtv.no/#!id=44115
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