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Friday, March 25, 2011

In a word: Wow! Terje Sorgjerd and Ole Christian Salomonsen's spectacular videos of the aurora borealis from Norway will amaze you. Häpnadsväckande!

The Aurora from Terje Sorgjerd on Vimeo.

The Aurora
-Terje Sorgjerd spent a week in northern Norway near Kirkenes, close to the Russian border, and somewhat to his own amazement, captures some astounding video of the aurora borealis in clarity and action that has rarely been seen before.

To get a sense of how very far North he was when he shot this video near Kirkenes, that's almost exactly the same as the northern-most point in Alaska.
I just checked on Kirkenes and right now, the temp there feels like 6 °F.

I remember 6 degrees -and lower- in Bloomington in January of 1982, one of the brightest sunniest days I ever experienced, where the snow was literally blindingly bright. We eventually had wind chills of -40 to -50 below zero, and I remember it so well because it was the same week the Chargers played at the Bengals for the AFC Championship, the week after beating the Dolphins here in Miami, where I'd watched the game on TV near my mother's home near The Falls. The weather there in Cincinnati was the same as it was at IU, a couple of hours east.

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MSNBC photoblog: Northern lights, like never seen before
Article at: http://photoblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/03/23/6329101-northern-lights-like-never-seen-before?chromedomain=cosmiclog

Other examples of Terje Sorgjerd's talent at: http://vimeo.com/terjes

And also shot from cold northern Norway,
Ole Christian Salomonsen, and In The Land Of The Northern Lights

In The Land Of The Northern Lights from Ole Christian Salomonsen on Vimeo.



Just imagine what the Vikings must've thought about on their sea journeys at night with no land or torch lights visible for miles, and then suddenly seeing these images flash across the sky?
Their own insignificance?

But to get near there from here....

Scandinavian Airlines Pictures, Images and Photos

Scandinavian Airlines (SAS)
TV commercial

FYI: Starting on Monday the 28th, there's a NEW daily SAS non-stop from Newark to Oslo for only $413 each way.
Promo code: KKUSSC5

SAS homepage for USA -in English: http://www.flysas.com/en/us/


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