Poollicht / Aurora 23 - 3 - 2011 (Norway / Sweden)
During a short holiday in Lappland there was the oppertunity to witness the aurora on two nights; 23 and 24 march. Especially the 23th was a night to remember.
22/23 MAART 2011
22h23: a faint aurora is visible the whole evening over the Northern horizon (180 degrees view to the NW
22h52: sometimes it brightens slightly...
23h53: to the Eastern horizon.
23h35: after a quiet evening with some green streemers, the activity started to increase.
The height of the aurora increases from 20 degrees to 60/70 degrees above the northern horizon and a bright green curtain is visible on the NW horizon.
23h40, the curtain increases in size and height.
one minute later...
23h45: colours are visible but hardly identified with the nakes eye except for the brightest green and red parts.
23h48: a bright green arches is visivle high over the Northern horizon.
23h55: beams are launched from the Western horizon...
23h56: ...and explode in the zenith to form a briljant corona.
23h57: the corona now fully developed.
0h010: the corona has subsided but in the west still some coloured curtains are visible.
23/24 MAART 2011
At about 20h00 there was a bright aurora visible upto 40 degrees height in the north. However I was not able to take pictures at that time.
22h30 A faint band of green aurora over the Icehotel in Jukkasjarvi, Sweden
Some pale green structures in a faint red aurora zone.