I’ve been watching the sky every night so far this summer and only seen very vague hints of noctilucent clouds. Last year I did not see any at all. This time I didn’t have to walk outside to check, that’s how strong this display was. I was watching TV, and just glanced out of the window, and caught myself saying WOW out loud!

I grabbed my tripod & camera and rushed outside. The sight was absolutely incredible! It was so strong and covering the entire sky from northern horizon to zenith.

The bright summers at 60 degrees north are incredible, but with these magnificent displays it’s impossible to make others understand the magic of a Nordic summer. You simply have to be here and experience it.

The first image was shot 00:53 and the last 02:46 local time.

  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: NIKON D4S
  • Focal length: 15mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/4 s