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Active aurora band - 24.10.2020 at 21.30 - 24.10.2020 at 23.30 Lohtaja Observation number 94427

Visibility III / V

Last week was spent in Ylläs and the last month I was waiting for Nazi now! For once, there would be activity in place when I leave for Lapland. Well the activity was, but the clouds were not. For the winter, however, he got off to a stealth.

Today I drove home from Ylläs for 7 hours and the cloudless sky above and yesterday's storms in mind suddenly emptied the car and set off to drive to the observation sites. It was too late for that departure. The best show was running while I was driving, I even had to drive the car aside in the middle of all the light pollution and go hurry to visit to grab the first picture that even some memory of the northern lights remains.

So it so happened that when I got to the filming locations, the blazing was just a memory. All that was left was an arch, yet a handsome one. It seemed like things weren’t progressing right away and I decided to go to the next place where the north opens up a little better. I counted that I would get there well before the magical 23:30.

One time well timed arrival. I took a couple of pictures of the arc when it started to happen. A nice dance started in the sky and lasted for a few minutes. That was enough for me. Stuff to the car and home to go through the pictures with a whiskey bag.

After all, this is nothing compared to yesterday, but I have to be pleased that I didn't completely miss the repos. And I have to admit that the whiskey shot and the northern lights take a good look after sitting closer to 10 hours in the wheel of a car for the same day.

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