Visibility V / V
In the early evening, all the northern lights forecasts were in red, and I left for nearby Patterimäki with the camera at about 19:35. As soon as I stepped out the ladder door, despite the glow of the street lights, I saw bright northern lights in the northern sky, even though the sky was still bright at dusk. I would run around to get to a slightly darker spot before the northern lights fade.
At the top of the hill I still had time to see a bright warp for a while and I even got a few pictures. Seeing the bright northern lights from the pale evening sky was an impressive experience. The occasional lights in the sky flashed visibly very quickly. The show brought to mind vividly the northern lights seen exactly two years earlier. At that time, however, there was a lot of frost and the sea was still icy. Now there was no information about snow or ice.
Gradually, the northern lights faded, but I waited. Other observers began to gather at the scene. The next time around 10 p.m., the northern lights became more active again and the bright forms of northern lights filled the sky. Soon the brightest section was over again, and the fires faded. I waited, but around 11:30 was forced to hand over and leave home.
At home, I took pictures from the camera and watched the northern lights forecasts and sky cameras on the internet. At about 1 a.m., the northern lights brightened to an incredibly bright pace and the images from the celestial cameras began to burn out. My home balcony only has a view to the south, but it didn’t bother me. There was a very bright northern lights belt in the southern sky for a while.
Finally by 2 o'clock the northern lights had faded and I sank into the night tree. An unforgettable evening!
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