Northern Lights in Reykjavík (The strongest ones I ever saw)

Dear Friends, today I will be a man of few words. Yesterday, we experienced some extremely strong Northern-Lights. The Solar activity levels started rising up like crazy already by 18:00 and as we started the tour, a bit before 21:00 you could already see some Northern Lights.

I was then really scared that everything would be gone before we could find a good place out of the city lights, but as we drove just a couple of minutes North of Reykjavík the Aurora grew stronger, and stronger, and stronger…

Northern Lights in Reykjavík (The strongest ones I ever saw)

We jumped out of the bus on the first parking space available. What followed was, quite simply, the strongest Northern Lights I had ever seen. No s..t! We could even see red in the sky, which was filled with Northern Lights from North to South.

 

Northern Lights in Reykjavík (The strongest ones I ever saw)

 

 

Northern Lights in Reykjavík (The strongest ones I ever saw)

 

 

Northern Lights in Reykjavík (The strongest ones I ever saw)

 

 

Northern Lights in Reykjavík (The strongest ones I ever saw)

We even saw, just above our heads, several mighty Corona, dancing and swirling for hours and hours… I had never taken a decent picture of a Corona before, but this time I had more than enough occasions to get some pretty good shots.

 

Northern Lights in Reykjavík (The strongest ones I ever saw)

 

 

Northern Lights in Reykjavík (The strongest ones I ever saw)

 

 

Northern Lights in Reykjavík (The strongest ones I ever saw)

I even managed to get a shot of great Northern Lights not with one, but with TWO Shooting stars crossing the skies. This really was an impressive sight:

 

Northern Lights in Reykjavík (The strongest ones I ever saw)

I don’t think that more words are necessary. What we saw was stuff of legend. As I am typing these words, just an hour after coming back to town, I hear from the BBC that Northern Lights were so strong that they could even be seen from Wales and England. I guess if I wanted to retire, it would be the time now…But Hell, I won’t !

 

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