Aurora 04-05 September

The aurora activity was high last week, but most nights it was too cloudy to see anything. On Tuesday evening it was raining quite heavily, so I had given up hope. It was near midnight and I considered going to bed, when I received a text message from Eelke: northern lights! I ran outside, and found that it had cleared up completely. There was indeed some aurora, but it was very weak. But then, just before I went back inside, the sky exploded with green aurora. No question about it, I grabbed my camera and headed to Telegrafbukta :) Eelke and Roy joined me shortly afterwards, and we had an amazing couple of hours on the jetty. It was one of those nights where you’re spinning around, never sure in which direction to aim your camera, as there was activity EVERYWHERE. It was beautiful, and the nice thing about these shows so early in the season is that you don’t freeze, I didn’t even need gloves :)

Here’s a selection of the photos I took that night…

It doesn't get completely dark yet, which makes it even more beautiful An intense green curl developing

Getting bigger and bigger Until I had to turn my camera around to fit it all in

Looking south towards Håkøya, Bentjordstinden and Bakaromntinden Purple beams! Not even the moon could outshine the aurora

Another spiral developing There was lots of movement

The purple/blue beams are hard to see with the naked eye When the aurora moves fast, you often see a pink fringe below the green

Impressive aurora show! I need an even wider lens, it didn't fit in :D

Aurora explosion! It was crazy, what a night...

Wow! Two beams reflected in the fjord

WHAT A NIGHT!! :) I finally rolled into bed at 2:30 in the morning, which meant I had to change my plans of getting up early to climb a mountain, but it was more than worth it :)

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11 Responses to “Aurora 04-05 September”

  1. Marga says:

    ow wat weer prachtig..die spiegeling in het water van de laatste is ook zoooo mooi:)

  2. Tomas Pelc says:

    The most beautiful photos of aurora I’ve ever seen …

  3. Erin says:

    Absolutely fantastic! We have not yet had the privilege of seeing the Northern Lights. Maybe we’ll get lucky next year in Greenland or Iceland.

    • Hanneke says:

      Thank you! As long as you take your time for it, I am pretty sure you’ll get lucky – the auroras are really active this winter and it will probably last for another season.

  4. Suus says:

    wow!

  5. gerard says:

    Hoi Hanneke,

    Ik zag vergelijkbare foto’s op ASPOD.

    En moest meteen aan je denken.

    En jawel, zie hier. wat een prachtige foto’s!

    Alles goed?

    Groeten, Gerard.

    • Hanneke says:

      He Gerard,
      Dat is lang geleden! Leuk om van je te horen, en bedankt voor het compliment :)
      Ja, alles gaat goed hier, heb het erg naar mijn zin op het werk en met de vele fotografische mogelijkheden die Tromsø biedt :) En met jou?
      Groetjes!

  6. gerard says:

    zeker lang geleden! graag gedaan. ;O) Een beetje krakkemikkig maar daar kom ik wel overheen. Om een lng verhaal kort te maken: voor de rest lekker druk zoals altijd.

    En hartstikke leuk om weer van jou te horen.

    Groeten!