Norway's Dancing Auroras and Coronas

by Benny Hoynes / Feb 17, 2014 /
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I've previously shared some incredible Northern lights in Norway, as well as How to Photograph Northen Lights. I go out almost every night to photograph these fabulous auroras in action in Norway.

 

Northern Lights in Norway, Photographer Benny Høynes

 

Northern Lights in Norway, Photographer Benny Høynes

 

Northern Lights in Norway, Photographer Benny Høynes

 

But today I have something special to share with you - something rare - coronas!

This was an incredible night; the sky exploded in green, and right upwards, suddenly it just danced down towards me, in spectactular colours!

The coronas didn't last more than a few seconds, but the rest of the auroradance lasted for some hours. I LOVE Coronas!

Coronas happen when the aurora outbursts are powerful, high kp- value. KP 0-9 where 9 is most powerful. The magnet field must also be good, and the speed of light must be high. Think the speed at this moment of capture was around 700 km/sec!

 

Coronas, Northern Lights in Norway, Photographer Benny Høynes

 

Coronas, Northern Lights in Norway, Photographer Benny Høynes

 

Coronas, Northern Lights in Norway, Photographer Benny Høynes

 

Coronas, Northern Lights in Norway, Photographer Benny Høynes

 

Coronas, Northern Lights in Norway, Photographer Benny Høynes

 

 

Roksøyfjord, in Vesterålen, Norway Feb 8. 2014.
between 10 at night- 02.30am

 

All photos courtesy and copyright Benny Høynes

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