Aurora Borealis - as spotted last week on September 11 at Lake Torneträsk close to the Swedish/Norwegian border in Lapland - some 150 miles north of the Arctic Circle. It was extremely cold, my batteries were dying and I could hardly move my fingers after the first hour outside the sleeping bag. So please excuse that I totally messed up exposure on some! This thread belongs to my Lapland series, with the following threads so far: Reindeer-mania: http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=138573 Climbing Kebnekaise: http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=138703 Ladjuvaggi&Tarfala: http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=138716 1: Just after sunset, you can still see the red glow in the sky. Unfortunately this was my first shot that night and I totally underexposed, so I had to compensate later in processing. 2: Slightly better exposed, shortly afterwards. 3: They also come as stripes. 4: Detail 5: .. even more 6: .. always changing shape, coming and going ... 7: You can nicely see Ursa Major (the Big Bear) on this one and all following ones. 8: The darker it gets, the more stars you can see. 9: I spent almost the whole night outside 10: But I won't post all of the images I took that night.