On Feb. 4th and 5th, the interplanetary magnetic field (IMF)
near Earth tilted south, opening a crack in Earth's magnetosphere.
Solar wind poured in and fueled auroras over Scandinavia and Russia.
See also January 2009.
tonight in Northern Norway and it almost felt like the bright
half Moon was almost outshined for a little while. It made
a very nice couple in the sky! Took this shot around midnight
local time through my window.
Venus over Kvaløya, Tromsø Taken from my balcony with Canon
EOS 1000D, Kit lens, Iso 800, 4 sec, not totally dark
and moon present. The auroras lasted for more than one hour,
and took on many shapes.