After a long, gloomy and most of all cloudy winter, spring has arrived and with it longer days and finally clear skies!

At 60 degrees north, the chances of seeing northern lights are small as the majority occurs below the northern horizon and even if above it’s so dim you must know what too look for.

The moon was strong this night, which made it even harder to see weak northern lights. The forecast was not promising, so I did my rounds and seemingly only saw high wisps of clouds. In this situations I usually take one shot to make sure the light is only reflections off clouds.

Tonight the light was indeed the Aurora! Even my trained eye dismissed the low band as clouds reflecting the moonlight!

With a camera you see so much more, and that’s why I more and more set up my camera and shoot for hours to make sure I capture what meager displays might come.