See this video of Aurora in REAL TIME! People always ask me what the aurora looks like in reality. Is it really as amazing as it looks in pictures?
Author - Mia Stålnacke
Lucky enough to live far above the arctic circle in Kiruna, Sweden, Mia has the privilege of seeing the northern lights every single year and never has to go far to get away from light pollution. After a lot of practice, passion and a fair share of failure, she has come to a place where her experience has paid off, and has loved every second of it. Mia spends a lot of time sharing photos and helping others learn how to catch their first aurora.
A published photographer for books and magazines, Mia's accolades include a NASA APOD, pictures of the day at Space.com, and landing a spot on the leading Swedish astronomy magazine "Populär Astronomi" list of the ten best astrophotos of the year.
Learn more about Mia on her website.
A beginner's guide to shooting the aurora borealis. Learn the camera settings and other tips for shooting the northern lights!
How Mia Stålnacke captured her award-winning APOD image "A Flag Shaped Aurora over Sweden"