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Quiet aurora band - 31.3.2018 at 23.15 Inari Observation number 72452

Visibility II / V

Sari Pietikäinen, Corona Borealis, Rovaniemi

I guess the northern lights shooting season will be here. It’s starting to get too bright already, and that full moon roaring in the sky now didn’t really help. However, I left Saariselkä hopefully towards Magneettimäki's P-place with the camera. Nothing is visible anywhere, but I took a couple of test shots from the reserve, and that’s where they come hiding in the clouds. For a long time no green was found in the pictures, and I turned to photograph the halo of the moon ...

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  • Aurora brightness
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  • Observed aurora forms
    • Band info

      Bands are usually narrower, more twisty at the bottom, brighter, and more active than arches. Bands usually develop from arches.

      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.

      Aurora bands. Photo by Lauri Koivuluoma.

      Aurora band. Photo by Matias Takala.

Comments: 3 pcs
Sari Pietikäinen - 2.4.2018 at 21.16 Report this

Samaan kuvaan sain bongattua kaksi autoa ja latukoneen... :D

Marko Pekkola - 6.4.2018 at 07.19 Report this

Kiva tunnelma. Pienimuotoisetkin revontulet voi näyttää hauskoilta kuutamovalaistuksessa. 

Sari Pietikäinen - 8.4.2018 at 21.21 Report this

Kiitos! ...vielä pitäis tuolta pääsiäislomakohteesta löytää joku parempi kuvauspaikka... Ehkä jo ens vuonna. :)

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