Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Aurora — the winters last?

Tonight was a fabulous aurora. The photographs do not show how rapidly it moves, particularly at the zenith. Nor does it show that it fills the ENTIRE SKY. It was faster and bigger than any aurora I have seen before, and there was even some red aurora. And it's still going on — but I need to sleep.

There is still nautical twilight, even after 23:00. The aurora was still visible, so it must have been quite strong. But in the coming weeks the nights will get brighter and brighter, until even the strongest aurora won't be able to shine through. But then the equally spectacular midnight sun comes instead.

See you in September?

1 comment:

La Sauciere Folle (The Mad Sauce Chef) said...

Not bad this photo. Maybe there is a cosmic reason why most photo's of this subject are hard to capture.