Northern Lights show on all-sky camera

Northern Lights show on all-sky camera

Northern lights on Tromsø all-sky camera

Northern lights over Tromsø at 4 am October 20th 2014

We know the feeling: You’re all snuggled up in your warm room or on our cosy couch, you’re a bit tired after a long day out and about, it’s late at night, the temperature outside is below zero – and the most important part on your agenda still remains: catching a glimpse – or preferably a whole amazing, long-lasting, breath-taking, absolutely magical show – of the northern lights. You know you should get out there soon so as to not miss anything, but it’s also just so nice and comfy inside. Wouldn’t it be great if there were some kind of magic tool to find out if anything is going on out there, right from where you’re sitting underneath that warm blanket?

Well, we have good news for you: there is!
Next to the super powers of being able to see right through walls and ceilings, this all-sky camera provided by the Tromsø Geophysical Observatory is as close as you get to seeing the Tromsø sky from inside the warmth of our Writer’s home or Fisherman’s home (or, from your own bed back home!). The National Institute of Polar Research has a similar camera, and they provide nice animations of the latest activity.

And when you discover some action up there, you know what to do: get your warm clothes on and get out the door as fast as you can to see the real thing for yourself! The sky is there, all yours <3

Where the best place in Tromsø is to watch northern lights, you ask? Stay tuned for a blog post about this next week! In the meantime, enjoy this:

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