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Picture of Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) over snow-clad mountains in Northern Norway

April 14th, 2008 · 37 Comments

Picture of Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) over snow-clad mountains in Northern Norway
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera April 4th 2008. Click image for larger view.

We had some beautiful northern lights (Aurora Borealis) some nights ago here in Northern Norway. It was pretty jaw-dropping to watch the lights traveling incredibly fast over the sky so I had to grab my camera to share it with you all.
In this picture I have used a 10 seconds long exposure time to capture the northern lights over some snow-clad mountains. Please click on the image to look at the larger 1024×768 version to better view the northern lights and mountains.
I think this was the last northern lights this season as the midnight sun will appear in some weeks and the nights will be too light to observe the northern lights.

Check out my photo of some northern lights over our boatshed on New Years Eve.

Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera
Exposure: 10 sec (10)
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal Length: 11 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 11-22mm F2.8-3.5
Location: Ånstad (Andørja), Troms in Northern Norway

Tags: Aurora Borealis · Landscape · Nature · Night · Northern Lights · Norway Norwegen Norge · Sky · Snow · Star · Winter

37 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Geir // Apr 14, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    This was one of your better images, and that says a lot. Certainly a motivation to visit Northern Norway during winter.

  • 2 Bobbie // Apr 14, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    Outstanding, Thomas. Even better than your New Year shot. Bravo! (Dugg and Stumbled.)

  • 3 Hamilton // Apr 14, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    Are the lights still visible this time of year, (mid-April)? I’m thinking of heading up from Stockholm soon. Great pictures!

  • 4 Thomas L // Apr 14, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    Thanks Geir and Bobbie 🙂

    Hamilton: You better hurry! Still a bit dark in the middle of the night, but wont last much longer.

  • 5 Sylvia // Apr 14, 2008 at 11:08 pm

    Thomas,
    simply stunning. I love visiting your site.

  • 6 Pentad // Apr 14, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    Guuuud, men jeg savner det! Hjertelig takk for at jeg fikk se nordlyså igjen.

  • 7 maline // Apr 15, 2008 at 9:06 am

    wow, magical!

  • 8 zzkang // Apr 15, 2008 at 10:10 am

    superbly nice!! 🙂

  • 9 Gerri // Apr 15, 2008 at 10:28 am

    That is just something.

  • 10 benjamin Doolittle // Apr 15, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    wow, looks like green silk…. thanks for sharing, must have been a very nice trip

    benjamin

  • 11 bluetree // Apr 15, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    great shot!!!

  • 12 World citizen // Apr 15, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    wow, nice one

  • 13 esvl // Apr 15, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    Wow. Great photo.

  • 14 machinehuman // Apr 15, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    Astonishing! Hope one day I can experience this phenomenon. Really amazing picture.

  • 15 JH // Apr 15, 2008 at 6:23 pm

    Wow !!!

    Indeed, very beautiful Northern Lights ! I would love to witness it myself one day !

    JH

  • 16 Jean-Luc Picard // Apr 15, 2008 at 6:57 pm

    As I visited Norway last year, I found these pictures fascinating. The one of the aurora borealis was beautiful.

  • 17 Hamilton // Apr 15, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    Thanks for the advice. I’m headed up to Kiruna this weekend. Any tips? (Other than hoping for clear weather 🙂

  • 18 2sweetnsaxy // Apr 16, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    Wow! I’ve always wanted to see the northern lights. They must be something else to see in person.

  • 19 Ladyhawkcj // Apr 17, 2008 at 1:26 am

    That is just awesome. I have never seen anything like that. I would love to be able to see something like that in person one day.

  • 20 RennyBA // Apr 17, 2008 at 7:20 am

    Great picture of an amazing atmosphere phenomena – so well captured.

    Did you know that’s the reason why I call my blog ‘RennyBA’s Terella’ from when professor Birkeland who started the surch of this in the beginning of the 1900:
    http://www.terella.no/2005/11/17/my-model-of-the-earth/

  • 21 val // Apr 17, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    not to sound like everyone else but the first word out of my mouth was WoW when i seen this pic!

    well done Thomas 🙂 – are you selling printed copies of your photos?

  • 22 Debo Hobo // Apr 17, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    WOW! That is cool, even cooler that you get to see if up close and live.

  • 23 Angie Hurst // Apr 18, 2008 at 3:59 am

    Wow! That is just amazing! I’d love to see it firsthand someday… but your incredible photos will have to do for now!

  • 24 Zarquon The Rich // Apr 19, 2008 at 12:54 am

    What do you use for noise reduction?!? 10 seconds on my E500 get’s me something that looks like an ISO 3600 film scratch!
    Either you are very patient or have a sweet cleaner …

  • 25 regina // Apr 19, 2008 at 4:24 am

    What a beautiful shot! An awesome natural wonder!

  • 26 desperateblogger // Apr 20, 2008 at 2:43 am

    it has been my wish to see the northern lights.

  • 27 Homeboy's Skiing Blog // Apr 21, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    Pretty cool picture, mate!

  • 28 Jen // Apr 22, 2008 at 4:03 am

    Very beautiful!! That’s something I would love to see someday. My husband saw them when he was in Alaska and said they are even better in person.

  • 29 DEA // Apr 22, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    Very nice picture!!!

  • 30 Lynne // Apr 22, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    Absolutely breath taking! Thanks for sharing your photo!

  • 31 Linda // Apr 23, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful skies…

  • 32 lain // Apr 24, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    been missing your regular updates.

  • 33 Hamilton // Apr 24, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    I made it up to your neck of the woods last weekend. I missed the Northern Lights, it was already too light out it seemed, and then some clouds rolled in.

    The country up there is just incredible though! Thanks for pointing out the area with your blog! What a beautiful spot!

  • 34 Frances // Apr 24, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    I love the lights and the snail shells.
    A truly gorgeous blog.
    Look forward to coming again soon.

  • 35 Heidi // Apr 25, 2008 at 5:52 am

    Wow! I have never seen anything like that. Beautiful.

  • 36 April // Apr 25, 2008 at 7:20 am

    This is a great picture!

  • 37 maggie // Apr 29, 2008 at 6:58 am

    wow! i’m speechless!