How to Photograph Northern Lights

Northern Lights Photography for Beginners This How to Photograph Northern Lights guide is written for beginners in Northern Lights photography. We do however assume you have a basic knowledge of photography in general as well as having or wanting to get the necessary equipment. The biggest difference with night-time and daytime photography is Manual and […]

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Using Cloud Cover Forecast for Aurora Hunting

The single most important factor contributing to successful Aurora Hunting is the cloud cover. Why? Because Northern Lights appear in some shape or form almost every night. The problem for the aurora hunter is that the cloud cover is far less accommodating. Auroras form in altitudes of between 90 to 150 km above Earth’s surface […]

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Strong auroras likely the first weekend of November

Great news! Coronal hole will face the Earth in the beginning of November, throwing fast moving solar wind at us which is likely to cause G1 geomagnetic storms (Kp 5) on November 3.-4. This means that colourful, dancing and dynamic northern lights are likely on Saturday and Sunday night. Watch our cloud cover forecast and […]

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Does the Moon affect the visibility of northern lights?

Without a doubt, it is best to enjoy the northern lights on a dark, moonless night. The bright light of the full (or almost full) Moon definitely has an effect on the visibility of the northern lights – although not by much. Case in point. The featured picture and the one below were taken from […]

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What’s the best time of the year to see northern lights?

When’s the best time to see the auroras – the northern lights? That’s one of the most frequently asked questions we get from curious aurora hunters from all over the world. Maybe surprisingly, the northern lights seem to love to appear close to the equinoxes. Observations, for example in Leirvogur Magnetic Observatory in Iceland, show […]

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