Aurora Observed from Southeastern Iceland

January 01, 2024


Photographer:  Carlos Di Nallo   
Summary Author: Carlos Di Nallo    

Shown above is an eye-catching aurora I observed near Nesjahverfi, Iceland on October 13, 2023. These colorful curtains, a result of a geomagnetic storm on October 12, dominated the northern horizon for several hours. Note that the curtain pattern is formed by parallel rays that are more or less oriented with the direction of the geomagnetic field lines.

Photo details: Canon 6D camera; Canon 17/40 lens; 17 mm, f4.5; 15 seconds exposure; ISO 6400.


Nesjahverfi, Iceland Coordinates: 64.3134, -15.2300

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