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Active aurora band - 30.3.2022 at 23.00 - 31.3.2022 at 03.20 Muonio Observation number 105902

Visibility III / V


Northern lights were promised, which I then expected to come. Three times I went outside with the camera. Three of these pictures are from the second time, when for a while there were very bright and strongly moving green lights. It looks like the sky is black. These real movers were already in the 31st half of the period between about 01-02.

The last two are from the third time, when it was already much calmer, then purple was also visible in the sky.



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  • Aurora brightness
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      Bands can form J and U shapes, sometimes even full spirals. The corona can also arise from bands. Bands are a fairly common form of aurora.

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    • Green auroras info

      Green, seen with the naked eye, is one the most common colors of the aurora. The green color is derived from atomic oxygen.

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    • Violet auroras info

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