"A man is a very small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders." -Lord Dunzany

Stunning auroral activity!

Yesterday was a fantastic night! All one could hope and dream for! Often times the Earth’s magnetic field pushes so hard back against the Sun’s magnestic field, that the particle from solar bursts never enter the ionosphere to create this spectacle. But yesterday was – luckily – a day when the magnetic field lines let slip particles deep down into the ionosphere to create these breathtaking views. With the good help of my friend Øystein Lunde Ingvaldsen, I managed to process the final details of my RAW photos to stand out like they are seen.

Enjoy!

Seen straight up!

3 responses

  1. It seems you got a wonderful night. Very beautiful photos!

    24. January 2012 at 02:32

  2. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/23/strongest-solar-storm-sin_0_n_1223841.html?icid=maing-grid10%7Chtmlws-main-bb%7Cdl1%7Csec1_lnk3&pLid=129790&ref=fb&src=sp&comm_ref=false#sb=1642537,b=facebook

    This is probably responsible for the beautiful pictures. This is one phenomenon to see on my bucket list.
    Great pictures.

    26. January 2012 at 05:04

    • Hi James,

      Yepp, that’s the one! Thanks for the article!

      2. March 2012 at 21:29

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