Fredrik Broms
Image taken:
Jan. 3, 2011
Location:
Kvaløya, Norway
Details:
Wow! Tonight Earth`s upper atmosphere really got hit full force by both the solar wind, producing some amazing coronas in purple and green, and every now and then a fragment from 2003 EH1 - the Quadrantids - joined the feast. Bitter cold weather here in Northern Norway made the photo-session a bit shorter than I hoped and my lens got covered in ice crystals all over, but I managed to catch some of the beauty of this cold night. Nikon D3, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2,8, various settings.
 
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