Taking a photograph of the northern lights is easy. Taking a good photo is difficult and depends on if you reach the right location at the right time. During a solar activity peak in March 2012 two TWAN photographers made a starry adventure in Lapland, Northern Sweden, to capture some of the most stunning aurora displays they had ever seen in their life. Photographed here is the Swedish TWAN photographer P-M Heden. Aurora is produced by the collision of charged particles from Earth’s magnetosphere, mostly electrons but also protons and heavier particles, with atoms and molecules of Earth’s atmosphere (at altitudes above 80 km). The particles originate from the Sun and reach the Earth in the stream of solar wind.



comments (4)

  • sonya morrell Reply

    Hej ,vilken kamera och utrustning var använts?

    November 26, 2012 at 12:59 pm
  • Babak Tafreshi Reply

    Canon 5D, 14mm f2.8, ISO 1600

    December 1, 2012 at 2:35 pm
  • Anderson M. Lopes Reply

    Eu tenho um sonho de ir ver uma Aurora boreal.
    Isto é simplesmente magnifico.
    Parabéns pela foto.

    December 8, 2012 at 4:35 am
  • Anderson M. Lopes Reply

    I have a dream of going to see an Aurora Borealis. This is simply magnificent. Congratulations on your photo.

    December 8, 2012 at 5:36 am

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