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Astrophoto: Stunning Northern Norway Aurora

Photographer Frank Olsen from Norway was feeling left out of the recent auroral activity from the Sun’s activity last Friday, as his region in northern Norway was socked in with clouds. “I really envied those Alaska guys that brought home amazing pictures,” he said on his Flickr page. But he was rewarded with an awesome view of the aurora last night (March 19, 2013) and took this beautiful panorama of 8 images. pictures. “A half moon lit up the sky just perfectly,” he said. “To the right, the small town of Sortland, and to the left the even smaller town of Stokmarknes. In between Langøya (long) island.” Click on the image to see a larger version, and Frank has a 20 MB version, too.

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Nancy has been with Universe Today since 2004, and has published over 6,000 articles on space exploration, astronomy, science and technology. She is the author of two books: "Eight Years to the Moon: the History of the Apollo Missions," (2019) which shares the stories of 60 engineers and scientists who worked behind the scenes to make landing on the Moon possible; and "Incredible Stories from Space: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Missions Changing Our View of the Cosmos" (2016) tells the stories of those who work on NASA's robotic missions to explore the Solar System and beyond. Follow Nancy on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Nancy_A and and Instagram at and https://www.instagram.com/nancyatkinson_ut/

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