Ashton Seth Reimer
Image taken:
Jan. 10, 2012
Location:
roughly 3km south of Longyearbyen, Svalbard
Details:
I am in Longyearbyen, Svalbard attending classes at UNIS. We decided to go for a hike and were surprised by a sudden burst of aurora that lasted for roughly 45 minutes. This picture was taken from 78.1992901 N and 15.58538258 E (just south of Longyearbyen) according to the GPS in my phone. I took many photos and created a composite image out of three of them. I even captured a satellite track and atmospheric gravity waves (faint grey stripes of cloud running horizontally)! What a fantastic evening in the high arctic! Spent some time laying in the snow on my back marvelling at the beautiful lightshow!
 
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