Fine art landscape photography of Northern Lights in Kvaloya, Tromso, Norway by Julien Fumard

The Biggest Solar Storm Since 2005

Originally published on The North Way, my previous blog …

The biggest solar storm since 2005 occured on January 22nd, 2012. It will arrive on earth two days later. This storm follows the eruption of the 19th which we enjoyed with the beautiful northern lights of last weekend. So we won’t miss it under any circumstances!

On January 24th, in the second part of the afternoon, we start to organize the hunt on the company’s chat: “Someone’s going to hunt the auroras tonight?”, “Do you have a place for me in the car?” “We must not miss this one, it’s the biggest eruption for 6 years! “… We finally fill two cars, with our guests from England who have not yet had a chance to see northern lights. We begin the chase of the northern lights at 8PM.

We arrive at the meeting point on the island of Kvaløya and wait patiently for the arrival of the green dancers. We wait, wait, wait, … ZZZZzzzz. After about one hour, we begin to freeze. It is therefore decided to wait in the car, which is a warmer place. We wait, wait, wait … ZZZZzzzzz. We have been waiting for approximately one hour and a half but still nothing on the horizon. We are becoming discouraged … When suddenly … my phone rings! (hahaha!). Two of our colleagues have ventured too much in the snow and are stuck with their car. They need help to push the car and are really close to us… well, that’s what they said. About 20 minutes later, we finally find them. These clowns have ventured on a cross-country skiing trail, which supposedly is a road during summer. I guess we can believe what we want to :)

We barely put a feet out of the car that the show begins … And it starts with a great intensity! Our guests are impressed. We are also admirative to these green movements in the sky. They are not always extremely powerful, but their size and number are incredible!

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  • 27/01/2012
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    Katie -Ann Bennett

    omg i so wish i could have been there to see it …. it looked amazing

  • 27/01/2012
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    Deladylacey

    Someday I will see this amazing light show.

  • 27/01/2012
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    Cantigi

    Aurora borealis is on top of my wish list

  • 27/01/2012
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    Anonymous

    This was the top ‘thing to see’ on my list. And I have absolutely not been deceived by those northern lights. It’s even more incredible than I thought. Definitely a ‘must see before you die!’

    Now I have to find something else to put #1 :)

  • 27/01/2012
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    Pmen

    One day, I will lie on my back and see this fantastic light show and fly away.

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