The Bunnefjord (the sibling of the Oslo fjord) has now been frozen over for many weeks and the ice is thicker than in many years. This night was without any clouds and it was incredible to be able to walk on the fjord as the moon was rising in the east. As I was walking [...]
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The moon almost full, almost clear sky and stars visible in the moonlight and a growing thundercloud – all mixed in with a soundscape so loud and varied that I have decided to purchase a proper recording device so I can share it in the future. The moonlit nights are special in many ways, but [...]
This is a 23 second time-lapse spanning more than 3 hours between 21:50 and 01:15. At this time of year the Milkyway is not as prominent as in the summer months, but there are so many stars to be seen at any time of year at this altitude and in particular in the dry air [...]
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 [...]
A summer with absolutely no noctilucent clouds in July! The few nights with clear skies passed with little sign of them. The other nights were more or less 100% cloudy. Now the dark nights are coming back, marking the near end of possible sightings. The weather forecast is good for the next few days, so [...]
Tonight’s Noctilucent cloud show was fast moving, bright and spectacular. Watching it is one thing, but a time-lapse of many hundreds of exposures is a totally different matter. By playing back as a movie you can see how the ripples and waves are moving, as well as how the NLCs are moving in a totally [...]
After more than a week of cloud cover, tonight started with a very bright and widespread display of NLCs. It was far south on the sky and ranged all the way to the northwest/northeast. Only a few times have I seen NLCs go further south than zenith. As the sky was clear I assumed it [...]
Finally a strong display of NLCs! After a heavy thunderstorm the clouds slowly dissipated and revealed NLCs. They were mostly ripples this time – like sand in the shallow seas or the sand dunes of a desert. NLCs are really great on photo, but simply awesome as a time-lapse.
First decent display of the season, but as it’s very close to the solstice the sky is very bright throughout the night and thus the NLCs are not as prominent as could be later in the summer. [quicktime]http://www.ross.no/communicate/wp-content/2009/06/DSC_0762.MOV[/quicktime]