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Stunning Astrophoto: The Aurora and the Fjord

A fishing boat sits in a fjord in Norway surrounded by auroras.  Credit and copyright: Frank Olsen.

A fishing boat sits in a fjord in Norway surrounded by auroras. Credit and copyright: Frank Olsen.

As compensation for the long, dark, cold winters near the Arctic Circle, residents sometimes get views like this. “We had some auroras on January 23rd, but with no movement,” said astrophotographer Frank Olsen from Blokken, Norway. “The small fishing boat was moored just off the beach, and surrounded by green lights, it was pretty nice.”

This is not a stacked photo, but a 13 second exposure. “Quite tricky to get the boat to lay still for 13 seconds!” Frank said.

You can see more of Frank’s beautiful imagery of aurora, the night sky and more at his Flickr page, his website (he has prints for sale), at G+, or his Facebook page.

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Nancy Atkinson is currently Universe Today's Contributing Editor. Previously she served as UT's Senior Editor and lead writer, and has worked with Astronomy Cast and 365 Days of Astronomy. Nancy is also a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.

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  • Frank Olsen January 27, 2014, 12:14 PM

    Thanks alot, Nancy

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