Chasing the Northern Lights in Finland

Last week I was lucky enough to have been staying in the Finnish village of Karesuvanto when the Northern Lights made an appearance. For about an hour, on the evening of the 17 March, the aurora pulsed and flickered over the moonlit landscape, putting on a remarkable show that I’ll remember for a long time to come. Below are some images I captured that night using a Canon 550D DSLR, 18-55mm kit lens and a static photo tripod. You can click on each image to see a larger version.

At the peak of the display the aurora covered large swathes of the sky.
At one point auroral rays appeared to descend from right above.
A bright auroral band over Karesuvanto.
The camera shows colours, such as purple & deep red, that weren’t obvious to the naked eye.
Auroral rays dance across the constellation of Hercules.
Several large and bright swathes of auroral light became visible at the height of the display.
The ‘black aurora’ [more info. here] is seen crossing overhead in this image.


Last week I was lucky enough to be staying in the Finnish village of Karesuvanto when the Northern Lights made an appearance. For about an hour on the evening of the 17 March the aurora pulsed and fluttered over the moonlit landscape, putting on a remarkable show that I’ll remember for a long time to come. Below are some images I captured that night. Click on each to see a larger version. 

Last week I was lucky enough to be staying in the Finnish village of Karesuvanto when the Northern Lights made an appearance. For about an hour on the evening of the 17 March the aurora pulsed and fluttered over the moonlit landscape, putting on a remarkable show that I’ll remember for a long time to come. Below are some images I captured that night. Click on each to see a larger version.

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