- Aperture: ƒ/3.2
- Camera: NIKON D3S
- Taken: 26 September, 2011 23:12
- 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: