• Aperture: ƒ/3.2
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 26 September, 2011 23:07
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 1250
  • Shutter speed: 10 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/3.2
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 26 September, 2011 23:12
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 1250
  • Shutter speed: 10 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/3.2
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 26 September, 2011 23:14
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 1250
  • Shutter speed: 10 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/3.2
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 26 September, 2011 23:15
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 1250
  • Shutter speed: 10 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/3.2
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 26 September, 2011 23:16
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 1250
  • Shutter speed: 10 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/3.2
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 26 September, 2011 23:21
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 1250
  • Shutter speed: 10 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/3.2
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 26 September, 2011 23:07
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 1250
  • Shutter speed: 10 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/3.2
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 26 September, 2011 23:12
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 1250
  • Shutter speed: 10 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/3.2
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 26 September, 2011 23:14
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 1250
  • Shutter speed: 10 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/3.2
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 26 September, 2011 23:15
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 1250
  • Shutter speed: 10 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/3.2
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 26 September, 2011 23:16
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 1250
  • Shutter speed: 10 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/3.2
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 26 September, 2011 23:07
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 1250
  • Shutter speed: 10 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/3.2
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 26 September, 2011 23:12
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 1250
  • Shutter speed: 10 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/3.2
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 26 September, 2011 23:14
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 1250
  • Shutter speed: 10 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/3.2
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 26 September, 2011 23:15
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 1250
  • Shutter speed: 10 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/3.2
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 26 September, 2011 23:07
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 1250
  • Shutter speed: 10 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/3.2
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 26 September, 2011 23:12
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 1250
  • Shutter speed: 10 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/3.2
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 26 September, 2011 23:14
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 1250
  • Shutter speed: 10 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/3.2
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 26 September, 2011 23:07
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 1250
  • Shutter speed: 10 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/3.2
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 26 September, 2011 23:12
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 1250
  • Shutter speed: 10 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/3.2
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 26 September, 2011 23:07
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 1250
  • Shutter speed: 10 s

Finally some intense auroas AND clear skies!

It seemed at first to be only a dim band high in the northern sky, but at around 23:15 local time (21:15 UT) a sudden burst in intensity and spread! It covered all of the sky up to and a bit beyond zenith.

This time lapse spans more than 2 hours – from 22:29 to 00:46 (+2 UT):

A beautiful corona appeared as well during this brief burst – in white, red and green! I wish I had another tripod so I could shoot it as well, but I focused on time-lapse.

Even with the huge light pollution of Oslo, the northern lights appeared clear and vivid, but it would have been even more intense in a really dark location.

The large sunspot 1302 is about to directly face Earth, so there might be more auroras in the coming days!

Below a few shots spanning 9 minutes from the dim beginnings through to the sky being ablaze: