Hauntingly Beautiful Aurora Video

Article written: 6 Feb , 2012
Updated: 11 Jan , 2016
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Time-lapse photographer Christian Mülhauser braved sub-zero temperatures and frozen camera equipment to capture this stunning aurora footage from Norway during the last week of January 2012.

Powerful solar storms in January made for some impressive auroral displays… thanks to Christian for capturing them on camera!

Christian wrote on his Vimeo blog:

Last week I was again in Norway for shooting northern lights. This time I was very lucky, there was a lot of activity on the sky especially on the 24 January. The scenes are from Ravnastua, Skoganvarre and Lakselv. The first two days I had a lot of trouble with frozen Cameras. It was -25°C (-13°F) and after 1-2 hours of shooting the lens was frozen. 

I used a Canon 5D MarkII with ML, a 7D and a 550D with ML. All the scenes were shoot with this 3 lenses: Canon EF 24mm f/1.4 L on 5D, Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 on 7D and my Samyang 8mm/f3.5 on 550D.

Some very beautiful footage, this. (I hope his lenses are all ok!)

Photos/video © Christian Mülhauser. Music: Elemental by Pulse Faction/Path of Stars by Jonathan Geer (Vimeo music store).

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5 Responses

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    Tammy Plotner says

    freekin’ magnificent! that was so worth taking a chance a busting my bandwidth for the day. very nice catch, jason… and congratulations christian!!

  2. Dan Sanderson says

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen an Aurora video in real time, nor have I ever seen it real so I don’t actually have any idea of how fast they actually go… If I ever visit Norway to see the Northern lights I would expect to see them flashing across the sky super fast.

    • facepab says

      I don’t feel that they are so fast as you are imaging,because this is a time laps video and at few instants we can see it clearly.

  3. Alex D'Aloisio says

    Dear Mr. Mülhauser, what I wouldnt give to live in your neck of the woods…

  4. Patricia Fitzgerald says

    fantabulous!! Thank you so much for sharing!!

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