- Northern Lights are active mostly during 10 pm and 2 am.
- Clear skies makes it easier to see the Northern Lights.
- Surrounding lights (street lights etc) make it difficult to see this phenomenon, so try to move to such location that does not have any extra light.
These pictures are taken right next to Ruka Ski Resort on Monday Jan 30th after 9 pm, no illumination on the slopes.
Videos below will show you the dance of the Northern Lights, too!
24.1.2012 Auroras. from Pekka Kokko on Vimeo.
Whole night video from Finnish sky. Captured by Minolta Dimage Z1, each photo ISO200, f 2.8, 15s. First clue of auroras in video time 00.30 and 01.05 they seems to vanish. 01.52 comes a total boom! Sky full of bright auroras! 02.40 clouds covers the sky, but in 03.00 sky is clear again. And in the end there is morning 25.1. You can see aeroplanes, satellites and shooting stars flying in the video. Totally allmost 3000 photos in timelapse.