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Lights Above
During the night of 31st January and 1st February 2017, Northern Lights were visible all night – despite a few thin clouds – above large parts of Northern Finland and Scandinavia. My photos from that night were published today in Finland's largest newpaper ...

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Summary of Northern Lights at Sodankylä during last April, the end of the season. And a new real-time feed from the time-lapse cameras directly via the web. Enjoy!

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KAIRA made frontpage news! Cool stuff!

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Fantastic baking at Longyearbyen, Svalbard!

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Webcasting the Solar Eclipse 20th March 2015
Above is a photo of the Sun, taken on 4th February, 2015, at Oulanka Research Station . Unfortunately thin clouds made observation and focusing difficult. The photo is a test shot to see how the equipment will perform during Sodankylä Geophysical Observator...

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Northern Lights Photography
Often I am asked how to take photos of the Northern Lights. How does one need to set up a camera to be successful? The answer to this question implies the suitability of a specific camera to the job. There are, of course, other considerations as well, but h...

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Not the End
Today, on 30th September 2014, the preparatory phase project "EISCAT_3D – Europe's Next-Generation Radar for Atmospheric and Geospace Science" ends after four years. The project was funded by the European Commission under the Framework 7 programme. The resu...

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EISCAT_3D End-of-Project meeting underway in Kiruna
The EISCAT_3D Preparatory Phase Project, funded within the EC Framework 7 programme, is coming to an end. The project began in October 2010 and will end at the end of September 2014. Currently there's the so-called "end-of-project" meeting underway in Kirun...

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Supermoon
Currently, there's talk in the media again about the so-called "Supermoon." What is it? The Moon's orbit around the Earth is not circular, it is elliptic, and the orbit's closest point, the perigee, to Earth is about 50.000 km closer than the farthest point...

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ISR School: Beach
You must be wondering about this by now: the Joint US-EISCAT Incoherent Radar School went to Arecibo, Puerto Rico, and they didn't go to the beach??? Well, of course we did! At least most of us. After running radar experiments on the Arecibo ISR (and with S...
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