Lovely Astrophotos: Aurora Among the Clouds

Article written: 20 Sep , 2013
Updated: 23 Dec , 2015
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Frank Olsen reports that the weather in arctic part of Norway has been fantastic lately. Even so, the aurora are starting to make nightly appearances.

“I was standing on the very tip of an island in Vesterålen with a spectacular view, looking out on the Atlantic ocean,” he said. “With the full moon behind me, the clouds were amazing.”

Clouds mixed in with the aurora made for some lovely views. In all, Frank said he nabbed almost 400 images on his memory card! See another shot, below.

Aurora among the clouds at twilight in Norway on September 18, 2013.  Credit and copyright: Frank Olsen.

Aurora among the clouds at twilight in Norway on September 18, 2013. Credit and copyright: Frank Olsen.

As we’ve said previously, these gorgeous sights must be payback for enduring the long winters in northern Norway. 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) or his Facebook page.

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