For the last two weeks the sky has been covered with clouds. Last night we got lucky and had a night with a clear sky – that means northern lights for us here in Rovaniemi! 🙂 I took some photos on our backyard. The next time that I see them I’m gonna go to a place with less light pollution in order to get better photos. Now I was on a field next to the big road going towards Ivalo.
Using online services to predict the Northern lights
I’m following the solar activity online at aurora.fmi.fi
It’s a service provided by the Finnish Meteorological Institute and it tells me if I have a chance of seeing the northern lights. They can send an aurora alert on your e-mail as well if you give them your e-mail address but I find the webpage so easy to follow that I haven’t done that just yet. 🙂
Another forecast you have to keep an eye on is the cloud weather forecast. The Finnish Meteorological Institute (ilmatieteenlaitos.fi) has a cloud cover map and you can find this useful tool here.
If you’re interested in capturing these lights in a photo, check out my quick guide to photographing Northern lights! 🙂