Categories: Aurora

Hauntingly Beautiful Aurora Video

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).

Jason Major

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!

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