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Active aurora band - 8.9.2017 at 01.00 - 8.9.2017 at 03.30 Rovaniemi Observation number 66835

Visibility III / V

Lauri Turunen, Corona Borealis, Rovaniemi

I watched hopefully until midnight, waiting for the northern lights, but nothing was visible except for the faint northern reflection. I left the camera to take pictures for the timelapse video and went to sleep.

In the morning I found that, contrary to normal, the brightest northern lights did not appear until 3 am in the area appropriately before the clouds began to gather in the sky and I made a handsome video of them, which can be found at the link below:

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  • Aurora brightness
    • Bright auroras
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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.

      Green auroras. Photo by Juha Ojanperä.

    • Violet auroras info

      Usually in Lapland or even in the south you can see purple auroras in stronger aurora shows. The most common color in auroras along with green and red.

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Canon 650D camera, Samyang 8mm lens, f / 3.5, exposure 3 sec, ISO1600, exposure interval 7 sec.

Comments: 4 pcs
Jani Päiväniemi - 8.9.2017 at 18.43 Report this

Hyvin näkee timelapsesta yön tapahtumat.Hienoa!

Erkki Antikainen - 8.9.2017 at 19.58 Report this

Hieno video komeista tulista!

Kari Rytilahti - 11.9.2017 at 19.52 Report this

Hyvä Timelapse..miksi valvoa kun kamera hoitaa homman yksin !

Lauri Turunen - 11.9.2017 at 20.05 Report this

Timelapsea vasta opettelen, mutta kun saa fokuksen ja valotuksen kohilleen, niin loppu on helppoa.

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