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24/3 2018: I take a plane to Bodö with a forecast of Kp5. It doesn't turn out that way, Kp stayes mostly at 3, sometimes 4. Anyway, the aurora is quite beautiful, this far to the north. (North of the polar circle)






16/3 2018: Since the solarwind continues, I take my car up to the north on friday afternoon. After an 8h drive I reach Härnösand around 22:00. The aurora is nice, but at 01:00 it really gets going.  I'm glad I persisted, staying outside in the cold, not giving up! This is the best I have experienced in this season.





7/11 2017: Quite unexpectedly, Kp climbs to 7. Even in the moonshine the aurora gets a strong outburst for a short while. It's like in the north! The pictures are taken in Hestra, close to home.






14/10 2017: On saturday morning Dante and me decide to take a trip to the north. The forecast is Kp4, nothing extreme. But the weather should be clear at some places towards the north. We choose Rönnskär close to Hudiksvall, reaching it in the evening. We get what we expect but not more. However, we are happy with  it, a fairly strong and fast moving aurora at its most active period. 



14/9 2017: After rain, rain and more rain, finally an aurora  that I can see trough a hole in the clouds! Kp reaches over 6 and I can test my new camera, Nikon D5600.




4/1 2017: A short visit in Bodø, Norway starts up really bad. Instead of clear skies as predicted, it's cloudy. Instead of a Kp 5 as predicted, there is a 2. I'm starting to wonder if the whole trip will be wasted.  
But as the clouds start to disperse, a nice aurora developes and makes me a lot happier.Then, around 22:30 the sky suddenly "explodes" and I get some magnificent corona pictures.  The aurora is green, white and pink then.




  



31/12 2016: Instead of the usual new year fireworks I give myself a journey to Härnösand chasing auroras. This time I'm not dissapointed! With two peaks, one hour apart, of a strong, fast moving aurora the evening is a total success!



  



9/12 2016: Greetings from Gussö outside Luleå in north Sweden! I'm visiting Ulf Jonsson and the first picture shows his house. The aurora doesn't dissapoint, a beatiful lightshow especially in the early evening!




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