Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) in Northern Norway on New Years Eve – Natures own fireworks

Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) in Northern Norway on New Years Eve
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera December 31st 2007. Click image for larger view.

New Years Eve here in Northern Norway, brought some Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) for me to photograph. I prefer this kind of fireworks to the noisy man-made fireworks that last for a couple of seconds. The spots in the sky are star trails as I used a 40 seconds exposure. I also used my LED headlight to lighten up the boatshed a bit.

This is actually my first attempt at Northern Lights photography and I’m pretty happy with the outcome, although I will do it a bit different the next time. Hope there will be lots more Northern Lights later this winter and that it will be a bit stronger.

Happy New Year! Hope 2008 will be great for you all 🙂

Have a look of the same boatshed when there is more light around.

Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera
Exposure: 40 sec (40)
Aperture: f/6.3
Focal Length: 22 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 11-22mm F2.8-3.5
Location: Laupstad (Andørja), Troms in northern Norway

32 thoughts on “Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) in Northern Norway on New Years Eve – Natures own fireworks”

  1. Beautiful, like all your work.

    I spent a winter on Prince Edward Island. That was the only time I have seen the Northern Lights in person. They were amazing, I would spend hours out in the cold on my host family’s back porch watching the bands.

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  3. Aurora Borealis on my list of things I really would love to see someday. We don’t see them in southern Finland, so I would have to go Lapland to see them.
    All my friends (fiancee included) claim that if I want to play safe and really have chance to see them, I would have to head to Lapland on January or February, when its still -20C or colder up there…
    In my opinion, -5C is nice temperature for skiing, but anything colder than -15C is freezing.

  4. Wow, your photos are always wonderful!
    I envy you, I’d like very much to party these festivities surrounded by pure nature.

  5. Awesome! Nature truly inspires. I have been intrigued with aurora borealis since, and it’s one thing I want to see before I die. I might pay Norway a visit someday or anywhere near Scandinavia just to see it. And yeah, it sure beats any of the noisy fireworks we have today. Cheers to your auroras!

  6. Agreeing with most – the Northern light are something that I have ALWAYS wanted to see – for a 1st time shot this was absolutely gorgeous. Thank for sharing, happy 2008 to you.

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  8. Just curious… where else can I see the aurora borealis on New Year’s Eve? And is Northern Norway the best? Arent’ there some spots in the US?

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