Friday, 27 April 2012

Northern Lights photo of the week?

This week's Friday photo is, if you wish, a failure in Northern Lights photography. The all-sky camera of the Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory (SGO) has finally succumbed to the polar day, leaving us to "watch" Northern Lights using other-than-human eyes like magnetic data or EISCAT radars. While it is still a month to go before the sun does not set anymore at the southernmost EISCAT site, the lowest elevation of the sun is less then 10° below the horizon, which means that the nights do not get dark enough anymore for meaningful observations. At this time the snow is melting fast, and we are looking forward to summer.

Due to lack of new observations, we will publish some old, spectacular time-lapse movies now and again in this spot (Friday image), similar to the one published on 8th March 2012. So stay tuned.

With this, we wish all of you a very nice weekend!

Photo: SGO, Finland.

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