Spectacular Aurora Across Scandinavia

September 13th, 2014 by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D.

The best photos from last night’s K=7 auroral displays are coming in from Scandinavia. Check these out, from Finland, Sweden, Norway…and North America…see more at Space Weather Gallery:

By Peter Rosen, near Stockholm, Sweden:

Katja Moisio, Finland:

Peter Rosen, northern Sweden:

Erling Sverre Nordoy, Tromso, Norway:

Bernt Olsen, Tromso, Norway:

Paul Cyr, Fort Fairfield, Maine:

David McCashion, New Brunswick, Canada:

11 Responses to “Spectacular Aurora Across Scandinavia”

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  1. Jim Curtis says:

    Wow. Surreal. Colors are amazing. Katja’s is really impressive.

    • Jim Curtis says:

      He/she seems to have had the good fortune to be right under it, although I though the magnetic pole was somewhere in Canada.

  2. H.B. Schmidt says:

    Paul Cyr’s photo is, without question, the most intense and beautiful aurora borealis picture I’ve ever seen! Most aurora pictures are primarily yellow-green but this is incredible – the depth, the color range, and intensity. Just like some rainbow photos are better than others, this one blows every other aurora picture away! Two thumbs up!

  3. Aaron S says:

    Very Beautiful indeed.

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    • Jim Curtis says:

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      I don’t know, but I’ve read that a majority of scientists in the environmental movement are not physical, but political scientists. And certainly the UN is a political (in the worst sense of the word) organization. This story seems an extension of the all too familiar one of governmental power grab.

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