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The X5,4 Aurora Corona by SindreAHN The X5,4 Aurora Corona by SindreAHN
The evening shoot of the 9/3-2012 ;)

Shot in Norway, Bodø at our local parking at Løpsmarka,

The massive X5,4 solar wind that was comming for earth around local 11:30 GMT+1 got it`s blast around local midnight here in Bodø !

The evening was going to be cloudy, later from 22:00PM to 24:00 it was going to be spread clouds.
I got to the parking spot at around 20:30PM and there was clouds everywhere ! At 20:54PM i got my first sight of the weak lights crossing above me.

21:28PM after waiting for the clouds to leave i saw a quite active line that swept across the sky, getting to shoot it while passing between two layers of clouds !

21:31PM Gaute joined the shoot, and we waited in my car for a opening in the sky to pass over us ! Gaute spotted the moonlight lit up the front of the clouds, like a wall.
So we knew it was a opening in the sky, we could see stars above it ! We saw it at 22:03PM. We waited in my car for the opening to come over us ! At 22:36PM Gaute saw some auroras in front of us, so we got out of my car with our gear preparing for the first shoot together !

My first shot was of a Zenith Corona right above us, it was like a spiral, curved around it`s tie point.
We shot the auroras with several rays and lines crossing around us, giving us a very nice show !
At 23:01PM it was over, nothing to see up there. I did actually prepare to leave, but we waited for yet another show ;)
I sayd that i wanted to get some sleep, so midnight was it, and then i would leave.

23:25PM the Northern Lights lit up again ! strong lines with massive columns and rays all over us ! Well we started shooting again !
23:29PM The massive corona started right above us ! I had just shot a portrait of me and my Car with auroras behind me ;)
So i rushed to the camera, and tilted it up to shoot right into the corona ! It was so extreme, a lot of fast rays moving around !
I set the camera to 500 ISO, F2.8 and 6 seconds of exposure at 11mm !

I was very happy with the shot :D ! I was yet more happy i waited out for all the clouds to leave ! Allmost 3 hours of gazing at clouds ! It was a very great experience to get ! I got my best shot of a zenith corona too !
I shot a lot of more pictures of the corona shape. The best show was over after 6 seconds !
So my shutter for the shot was perfect !
The corona was over after 1 minute, it was very weak the last 40 seconds of it. After some few minutes we did see active remains of it, but not powerfull enough to be a nice corona ;)

23:44PM The massive after show started, green everywhere, nothing fancy to shoot, so we called it the night ! Nice timing too ^^ Got back before midnight ! And headed for bed while looking at the massive after show from my window at the base ;)

For more of my pictures of the Northern Lights, please have a look at my folder : [link]
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Astrikos Featured By Owner May 6, 2013   General Artist
This piece has been featured here.
Consider giving the article a :+fav: so more people can see it! c:
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neyel8r Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
amazing! i'm listening to a track with samples of "supersonic" as i'm viewing this photo...
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SindreAHN Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks :D cool !
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mirv4 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
This is so amazing!
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SindreAHN Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
:D
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Great! Check out my account

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SindreAHN Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks ;)
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T1sup Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Very impressive, very striking ! Congratulations !
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ahn91 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
kjempefint! :)
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SindreAHN Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
tusen takk ;)
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ahn91 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
bare hyggeli=)
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mkizielewicz Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
amazing !!
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Thanks :D
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mkizielewicz Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
my pleasure :)
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jk3y Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Morsomt å se et bilde tatt så nært der man selv bor!

fint bilde!
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SindreAHN Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Takketakk ;)
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real-live-lover Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG! for me northern lights are one of the most beautiful things in the world :heart:
That's amazing
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SindreAHN Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
For me too indeed ! :D
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Shiloh-Tovah Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Hi =) I featured you in my journal [link] :aww:
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SindreAHN Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks :D
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Shiloh-Tovah Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Student General Artist
You're welcome :aww:
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HawkEagleWolf Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Professional Photographer
Fantastic shot! Doesn't look great, great job capturing this. :)
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SindreAHN Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks ;) ?
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HawkEagleWolf Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Professional Photographer
Welcome!
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SecretsOfNowhere Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so wonderful, I cried a little ... <3
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SindreAHN Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks :D !
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iloveDRAGONok Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
^_^
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Kirinjinx Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012   Photographer
Oh my God :omfg: !!!! How cool is that?!!?! :dalove:
:star: :star: :star: :star: :star:

It must have been amazing taking this picture!!!!
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SindreAHN Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
It was crasy ! :D
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Kirinjinx Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012   Photographer
I wish I were there too :) How cold was it?
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:iconsindreahn:
SindreAHN Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
It was good ;) allmost no wind and 3-6*C + :D
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Kirinjinx Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012   Photographer
Oohhh! Such wonderful conditions for photography!!! :) Well done
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SindreAHN Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
yea :D thanks !
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Mary-SD Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Professional Photographer
So beautiful!
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Thanks :D
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lamortdamour Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
This would make a really great wallpaper! :D
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thenorthernlightss Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
Fantastic photo!...as always ^^
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SindreAHN Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks :D !
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Featured! [link]
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SindreAHN Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
thanks :D
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No problem!:aww:
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SibyllaStGermain Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
This is amazing! It would be mesmerizing as a desktop wallpaper. I'd never get anything done!! :)
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SindreAHN Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks :D
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aksungur Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
congratulations for this beautiful astronomical photography :clap:
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SindreAHN Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks :D !
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FliegenLicht Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW oh WOW! :wow: I've hardly ever seen a picture from this angle! My eyes are trying to trick me into thinking that the picture is moving... :eyepopping:
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SindreAHN Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
it`s kind of rotating around the tie point in the middle of all the rays, and the rays are stretching down on you too ;) that`s how it moves ;)
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FliegenLicht Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
AWESOME. It's making me dizzy but I love it! :D
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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D300S
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11 mm
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500
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Mar 8, 2012, 11:29:03 PM
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