After the amazing display of Aurora which took place on January 24 (2012) and another one which took place approximately one week later, things have been fairly quiet on the Aurora front. That is until tonight, however when, once again the night skies above Inari, Northern Lapland, were illuminated by the so called 'tricky lady'. Although fairly weak in comparison to previous week it was still wonderful to observe, as indeed was the reaction of the people who were stood around with me watching it. There's something rather special about watching grownups turn into little children again - running 'round making excitable squealing noises. With another CME heading our way I can't wait to see what the next few days will bring with them. Rest assured that I for one shall be out there with my camera trying to capture some of the action.
Tonight I used a Canon 5D Mk II camera, a Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 prime lens, a Gitzo tripod and a Canon remote switch - always good to use if you wish to reduce camera vibration. My settings were ISO 100, Shutter Speed 8 seconds, and lens set to infinity.