Catching the Aurora Borealis is perhaps easy in the northern parts of Norway or in general around the Arctic Circle, but at 60 degrees north where Oslo resides it’s another matter entirely.

Only the strongest magnetic storms will light up the sky to zenith, and even then the event could be missed as some “shows” last merely seconds. Add to that the light pollution from Oslo, and the odds are even less.

When the sky is clear I set up the gear, and simply shoot throughout the night.

This time I did catch a very faint green hue low in the northern sky, but nothing visible to the human eye. Nonetheless this is a beautiful night and worth sharing, I think.

This timelapse covers more than 4 hours – from 00:35 to 05:10.