This time lapse was shot during the week 11-18/02/2013 around Tromso northern Norway.
The time lapse sequence is at original aspect ratio 3:2 and i used the mirror video on the far right in order to fill the frame and why not create a confusion , like the confusion i experienced during this beautiful displays (you turn your head like crazy cause this is happening across the sky. Also some people wondering if you can see this is the naked eye YES is the answer at kp index 3 or more you can see this the same in your eye as this time lapse.
We were extremely lucky cause at Valentine's Day in Scandinavia began with a magnetic storm. Rob Stammes of the Polar Light Center in Lofoten, Norway, reports: "Our instruments recorded 2o swings in the local magnetic field, which induced strong electrical currents in the ground outside our lab." The needles on his chart recorder were swinging wildly:"Overhead we saw some fantastic auroras," he adds.
The storm was caused by a region of south-pointing magnetism in the solar wind that wafted past Earth during the early hours of Feb. 14th. The solar wind's south-pointing magnetic field partially canceled Earth's north-pointing magnetic field, opening a crack in our planet's magnetosphere. Solar wind poured in to fuel the storm.