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Saturday, April 4, 2015
Stunning Aurora/ Northern Lights #YOLO
It has been 2.5 months since I'm in Umea. Guess what?! I finally say the Northern Lights! What more, the strongest aurora in 20 years! Just before this, I specially traveled to Finland to catch the Northern Lights and thankfully, I managed to see a very faint one. But that god I actually saw the BEST one just next to where I live.
Isn't it beautiful?! The camera can't really capture the Northern Lights well though and some of the quality isn't great but it's good enough! :)
A severe solar storm created this stunning display of light in the night sky. From what I know, the solar storm was so huge even those in Denmark and Canada also witness this as well. Most of the cases. auroras are actually green/white in color. However, the one I saw that night was actually multi-hued purple, blues and violets and it was dancing in the sky for a GOOD 1 HOUR!!
In case you don't know, we are actually standing on top of the frozen lake aka Nydala lake which is a 5 minutes walk from where I stay. The night was freezing cold and I just laid down on the lake, looking up at the sky filled with the auroras. It was simply exhilarating and breathtaking.
Now that I've seen the strongest Northern Lights in 20 years, I don't think I will specially head down to see any auroras anymore :D Strike off my bucket list! YAY!!
P.S: I wanted to do a blog post on my trip to Helsinki but I've decided to to a Scandinavian Post instead as I will be intending to conquer all of them. Now I'm left with Norway and Iceland so stay tuned. :)