tisdag 25 november 2014

Crescent Moon and Earthshine

Tonight's crescent Moon sets behind a small cabin. The night side of the Moon is lit by so called Earthshine, sunlight that is reflected from the Earth to the night side of the Moon.

tisdag 11 november 2014

Lunar Trinity - The Father, the Son and the Moon

Here's a shot of the Moon I took this morning. In the foreground is a bronze statue here in Östersund that's called Father and Son made by artist Olof Ahlberg in 1917.

tisdag 4 november 2014

Aurora long exposure

This is twos photo that shows the Aurora activity over a longer period of time in the same image.

The first photo was taken on October 2nd in 2013. It was shot at lake Storsjön near Östersund, Sweden. The black silhouette by the horizon is the island of Andersön, it has the shape of someone lying down. Apart from the aurora and star trails, you can also see an airplane, a meteor and lights from cars that passed by. You can watch the Aurora in motion here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YjCIoPHT0U

The second photo was also taken at lake Storsjön. It was taken on August 28th in 2014. Here you can see the island of Frösön in the background and a bridge leading to the island.

lördag 25 oktober 2014

Sunspot AR2192

Today I finally got some clear skies and a chance to see the huge sunspot AR2192. It was a fantastic view through the solar telescope and I don't think I ever seen such a huge sunspot.

This is a shot I took today, in the center of the Sun you can see a very long filament. It's longer than the distance between Earth and Moon.

torsdag 23 oktober 2014

Missing: Nearby star

For almost three weeks now, our closest star, the Sun, is missing. At this time of the year in Östersund, it's usually visible between 08:00 and 17:00. Last know position in the sky was  on October 2nd, low in the west. Hopefully the weather will clear up soon so I can get a good look at the huge sunspot AR2192.

fredag 3 oktober 2014

My Equinox Aurora - Astronomy Picture Of the Day at NASA

Today I'm featured as Astronomy Picture Of the Day at NASA with my photo Equinox Aurora. It was taken on September 24 and is a 360° panoramic view of the entire sky. You can see the Milky Way rise from the East and the aurora to the North. Outside of the all sky circle are reflections in the waters of lake Storsjön near Östersund, Sweden.

torsdag 2 oktober 2014

Behind the scenes of Solar Superstorms

Here are some behind the scenes footage of the work I'm doing on the upcoming Spitz Incorporated movie Solar Superstorms together with Thomas Lucas at Thomas Lucas Productions. The work is coming along just fine and I have some serious amounts of data to process. I will continue shooting during October so let's hope for some sunny days ahead. Read more about the movie.

lördag 27 september 2014

220 Volt - Walking in Starlight

I'm proud to announce that one of my photos is featured as the cover photo on 220 Volt's new album Walking in Starlight.

Go check them out at their webpage http://www.220volt.se and listen to their music.

Thanks guys and good luck with your new album!