Visibility IV / V
The sky became cloudy even before the northern lights show could even begin. I always went to the yard to check the situation, but it wasn't until half past two that the cloud cover seemed to be thinning and tearing a bit. That's when you saw how the aurora borealis was everywhere in the sky. Quite bright, apparently, because it was visible even through the thinning clouds. An interesting detail was a bright ray that suddenly "shot" from the north towards the zenith, but dimmed so quickly that I couldn't get a good picture of it. Soon after, the sky clouded over again.
After a break in the clouds, the sky cleared for about half an hour from about half past three to about three. However, the best blade of the Northern Lights was already gone at that point. The juiciest views were very likely hidden there behind the clouds!
The last picture shows the said beam, already faded. The quality of the picture is poor because it was taken through cloud gauze. The one on the left is the original image, the one on the right is a heavily processed version, where the beam stands out so like. The beam appears in two colors, one side is green and the other red. Now I'm not going to claim that the beam is some strange form of aurora borealis, because it can only have red and green next to each other. But a cool sight anyway. The colors of the beam could not be distinguished with the naked eye.
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