Heads Up: It’s Another Mind-Blowing Aurora Photo

by Jason Major on February 28, 2012

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"Forest Storm" by Ole Salomonsen (arcticlightphoto.no)

Photographer Ole Christian Salomonsen is a master at capturing the northern lights in all their glory… as this image once again shows.

Ole describes the story behind this photo:

“Shot at the end of a ‘weak’ aurora night in Muonio, Finland. Took this at outside the cabin I was staying at close to Harriniva. The outburst came from an CME that first started disappointingly weak. I was about to go to bed but thought I should wait just a little more and see. Man am I glad I waited!!”

Man, are we glad too! Thanks for sharing these amazing views with us Ole, and keep up the great (and chilly) work!

Image © Ole Salomonsen. Used with permission. See more of Ole’s work on www.arcticlightphoto.no.

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A graphic designer in Rhode Island, Jason writes about space exploration on his blog Lights In The Dark, Discovery News, and, of course, here on Universe Today. Ad astra!

Skipdallas1 February 29, 2012 at 4:58 PM

I have always been fascinated by these displays. Sadly I live in lower latitudes and have never seen them for myself. With the advances in photography in my lifetime, I am able to see them better than ever. And the time lapse films from the ISS are a wonder to watch.
Thank You Ole for a beautiful photograph!

Dima R March 1, 2012 at 9:07 AM

The left-top side looks like a female haircut of an invisible head (like some goddess watching over us). Can anybody else see this?

HeadAroundU March 2, 2012 at 9:43 AM

Yes.

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