The sky all around our ship just suddenly exploded into bright curtains of light last night with the most amazing pulsating auroras that were all over the sky. I’ve never see anything like this in all my life, the huge twisting curtains of lights waved and danced all over the sky, it was a breathtaking experience that I will never forget…ever :-)
I’m currently on board the Hurtigruten’s ship MS Nordkapp in Norway and I knew that we were going to get a stream of plasma from the Sun from that coronal hole that had opened up a few days ago (thanks to the Spaceweather.com website) and our ship just happened to be at sea between Skjervoy and Tromso when it hit our atmosphere.
How incredible was that!!!
Images taken with a Canon 70D camera on a tripod and a cable release, exposures were for only 2.6 seconds because the aurora were so bright with, ISO5000 and ISO6400, I used a Tokina 11-16mm wide field lens, set at 11mm and f2.8.
What an absolutely magnificent experience this has been!