Daytime aurora boralis

During the continuous darkness of the polar night, you can see the more rare and subdued daytime aurora on Svalbard. On this 360×180 panorama you can see a time lapse of the aurora in the sky. This was photographed at midday December 15th and you can see the little light we have in the south. (The moving aurora does not work on most mobile devices. You need a flash capable browser.)

Press the PLAY button and look up!

To make this panorama I first had to take the necessary photographs to make a normal 360×180 panorama, then I pointed the camera directly upwards and photographed images to make the time lapse of the aurora.

See more photos of daytime aurora here.

If you are lucky you can see the daytime aurora on The Kjell Henriksen Observatory‘s website. They have several cameras and instruments monitoring the aurora during polar night. (Click ‘Data’ then ‘dSLR all sky’.)

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