Last week I was again in Norway for shooting northern lights. This time I was very lucky, there was a lot of activity on the sky especially on the 24 January. The scenes are from Ravnastua, Skoganvarre and Lakselv. The first two days I had a lot of trouble with frozen Cameras. It was -25°C (-13°F) and after 1-2 hours of shooting the lens was frozen. --Christian Mulhauser
The link takes you to Astronomy Picture of the Day; the northern lights video is from earlier this month. I've looked at the pictures of the day for various dates, and I could watch these ALL day.
We could see the northern lights in Fargo, but I never knew what they were or that they had a name. After we got our cottage in Minnesota at Lake Sallie when I was 10 years old, the mysterious lights over the lake at night were spectacular. What's more, my new friends and neighbors, Mike and Marcia, told me their name, "Northern Lights, " and how they come to be--molecules of gas escaping from our atmosphere and colliding with electrical particles falling from the sun. The lights swirl and dance and shimmer, yet they do not block out the stars.
In fact, I find the photos in the link especially enchanting because of the stars! Orion is there in a couple of sequences, and I think, so are the Pleiades. The time lapse photography also caught an automobile returning to a cozy Norwegian home at night, and it looks like a speedy insect all aglow until it lands and shuts off.