Borealis above the Pfänder mountain
After many fruitless attempts I have seen an Aurora Borealis
(Northern Light) in Austria.
During this solar maximum relatively many auroras were strong
enough to be seen in central Europe. But either I was asleep,
didn´t knew about it, was looking tv or the weather
Today I was lucky. I went out to see if something is visible,
but the cloud cover was nearly complete. After a glass of
red (!) wine and watching a BBC documentary about the planets
I stepped out again to have another look. The sky was now
completely clear and in the north - there it was. I rushed
inside to grab some cameras and put up the tripod in a field.
The first two shots turned out the best (one of which you
can see here) Afterwards the clouds came back and the activity
this digital image to a 35mm film
image of the same event:
Since the geomagnetic pole is shifted towards Canada. Auroras
are not as common in Europe as in Canada and the US.
latitude is about 47°, but the geomagnetic latitude
is only 41°