Aurora Display From Boing 737
Taken by Espen Bergersen on January 16, 2019 @ 30900 feet above Northern Norway
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  Camera Used: Canon Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Exposure Time: 3/10
Aperture: f/1.8
ISO: 5000
Date Taken: 2019:01:20 19:49:17
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Capturing the magic of Aurora Borealis can be challenging when standing on solid ground. Capturing Mrs. Aurora from a Boeing 737 speeding in 800 km/hr is more or less impossible - at least if you want crystal sharp images with no noise.

After purchasing the Sigma Art 14 mm/1,8 lens, i thought i should give it a try anyway. A few days ago, i flew over Northern Norway and had a nice Aurora display outside my window. Using my jacket to cover the window i could avoid reflections from the cabin light. Im sure the stewardess was wondering what the hell the passenger hiding under the jacket was doing. 😄

It was a down jacket, and it was super hot hiding under it. And the window was cold, so to prevent dew on the window, i had to hold my breathe while taking the pictures. I was sweating like a pig in Sahara! Photographing the Aurora from a plane can for sure be hard work!

The images are captured while flying over Northern Norway.

Technical data
Aircraft: Boeing 737-8JP
Altitude: 30900 ft
Speed: 832 km/hr
Camera: EOS 5D Mark IV with Sigma 14/1,8 DG HSM Art
1/3 sec @ f1,8 and ISO 5000
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