The northern light season has started. Last night those fantastic images were shot in the neighbourhood of Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland as the northern lights spectacles fascinated curious eyes on the ground.
The Northern Lights over Thingvellir national park by Pétur Þór.
The northern lights are at an altitude of over 100 km which means it doesn't really matter if you're a few kilometer to the one direction or the other. What matters is the light pollution in the environment. That is why the best places to view the northern lights are in valleys with little or no habitation where the light pollution is blocked. And a clear sky helps as well.
The northern lights forecast tonight is very good. Actually, this whole season is expected to be exceptional and no less than last winter. The pictures from last night are very promising.
The Northern Lights above Skorravatn lake by Kristin Jonsdottir. You can follow her on Facebook: KJ Photography
The Northern Lights in downtown Reykjavik last night, shot by Jon Anning.
To maximize the exposure and clarity of the northern lights tonight the city of Reykjavik has decided to shut down all street lights for a couple of hours in four districts in Reykjavik, being the city center and the highest hills in the city, like Grafarholt.
If you get some good northern lights pictures tonight I will be more than happy to share them here on RavingRavens.com and of course linking back to your website or profile.
Enjoy the northern lights!
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