Taken by Holger Hildebrand on February 18, 2013 @
E10, 30km west of Abisko N.P., Sweden
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Camera Used: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D800
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Date Taken: 2013:02:18 23:55:50
Aurora along E10, 30km west of Abisko N.P., Sweden
Another crystal-clear, moonlit night on our Aurora Trip 2013 to northern Norway and Sweden.
As we set up our Camp some kilometers to the west of Abisko N.P./Sweden nothing made us hope for some more Auroras tonight. But when I stepped out to watch Jupiter shine just a few degrees beside the moon, I realized some faint green glow on the horizon, soon getting brighter and brighter. The whole thing started at about 9:30 pm and lasted until 11:45 pm. And what a show it was! Suddenly green and slightly red lights lit up in the clear and cold (-19°C) winters sky! Curtains of light appeared, moved across the sky and disappeared only to give place to new ones! It was the kind of a show that made even my wife staying out in the cold for two hours! :o)
It is the third day in a row with celestial lights over our heads.
As the terrestrial weather forecast looks good for the next two days and the SWPS forecast looks good too, we are happily looking forward, what the next two nights will bring.
Nikon D800, Nikkor 14-24mm, f2.8
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