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Active aurora band - 15.1.2022 at 22.00 - 16.1.2022 at 00.00 Järvenpää Observation number 103901

Visibility III / V

Eemil Pietilä, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

I missed the northern lights the night before, so I decided to put the gopro on duty the next night. Well, it was worth it. When I checked the camera from time to time, I also saw the first northern lights of my life with the naked eye. After the video, there are a couple of pictures of what I think are the best parts of the video.



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    • Band info

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      Bands can form J and U shapes, sometimes even full spirals. The corona can also arise from bands. Bands are a fairly common form of aurora.

      Aurora band. Photo by Merja Ruotsalainen.

      Aurora band. Photo by Matias Takala.

      Aurora band. Photo by Lea Rahtu-Korpela.

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    • Green auroras info

      Green, seen with the naked eye, is one the most common colors of the aurora. The green color is derived from atomic oxygen.

      Green auroras. Lea Rahtu-Korpela.

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    • Streaming auroras info

      Streaming. In streaming aurora fast irregular variations in brightness occur along the horizontal dimension of homogeneous shapes.

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