Norway in winter time, that means Aurea Borealis, Lofoten, picturesque fishing villages and tons of snow. We travelled the winter tour via boat, heading from Hamburg to Haugesund, Bodø, Tromsø, Alta, Trøndheim and Bergen. After having passed the polar circle we were witnessing an intensive aurora borealis at clear skies. On the way back to Trøndheim we crossed the Lofoten during daytime at overcast sky, my favorite weather for impressive landscape photos. All in all a very successful trip from which I returned with tons of photos.
One of the strongest solar winds of the last 10 years passed Earth, when we crossed the polar circle. Solar winds can heavily impact sensitive satellite equipment including GPS and navigation systems, but as well provide strong Aurea Borealis, visible to the naked eye. On our tour from Bodø to Tromsø and later in the harbor of Tromsø we were lucky to have a clear sky, allowing spectacular photos of the phenomenon.
Title: Aurora Borealis II
Location: Vestfjorden, Norway
GPS 67°52'N, 14°25'E
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Lens: EF16-35mm f/4 IS USM
Date: March 14, 2018, 10:30pm
Exif: 16mm, f/4, ISO 3200, 10 sec.
© Christian Twehues
The GIF animation was created out of a sequence of 6-10 photos, taken with 5-6 sec exposure. All photos were shot in the harbor of Tromsø, Norway on March 15, 2018 between 11pm and midnight. Please click the image to enlarge.