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Northern Lights over Sweden

Arctic Circle, Juoksengi, Sweden

 

This was shot in Juoksengi, Sweden, where the Swedish/Finnish border and the Arctic Circle cross. There was a 20 minute break in the clouds, and I was lucky enough to notice and run outside. It was just after 7pm, but up here the sun set at 2pm so it was very dark.

 

I used a Nikon D40 on a tripod, set to Aperture Priority. It took about 14 shots and 30 minutes in a foot of snow to finally find a setting that worked! The shutter stayed open for about 30 seconds on all of these photos.

 

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location: Arctic Circle, Juoksengi, Sweden

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Taken on November 22, 2007