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Iceland Aurora, 14th January 2023


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Hi all,

Just had a long weekend in Iceland, and we really lucked-out with fine weather (albeit at -18°C and with a strong East wind blowing off the central ice cap!) and a nice Auroral display on Saturday and Sunday nights.

Here's a few captures. Canon 700d, 18-55mm lens at 18mm, 6 second exposures at ISO 1600 and 3200.

This is at Garður Old Lighthouse:

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A quick animation over a period of about 7 minutes:

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Here with Jupiter on the left. You don't expect to see Jupiter against the Aurora! Despite the streetlights of Garður, the lights were still bright.

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The white light here is Garður New Lighthouse

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The aurora reflected in the sea:

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Finally, a view of our cosy cabin at Garður

 

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Fantastic, Luke - what a trip! Looks like you had some awesome displays and wonderful photos for memories. Iceland is 100% on my list!

We’ve got another trip to northern Norway planned for March - this time to Lofoten. So hoping for plenty of Lights action then as well!

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