5 nights – Midnight Sun and Lunar Eclipse

The month of June is definitely a very good time to see Norway. And especially if you in a few days can experience both the midnight sun, a lunar eclipse, the abundance of flowers and greens and wildlife that the nature provides at this time of the year. Living a 120 kms north of Oslo it is necessary to travel north of the Arctic circle to see the midnight sun. Being visited by two dear friends from Chile who were screaming for to see this marvellous wonder by their own eyes, the 11th to 13th were spent in the Bodø area of Norway where the weather was just perfect with just a light breeze and a little clouds here and there. Back in the taiga forest of Løten the night between the 15th and 16th gave a glimpse of a very beautiful lunar eclipse. Sorry to say, due to cloudy weather it was just a glimpse at the very end of the eclipse a few minutes just after midnight. But the Nordic night is bright and the atmosphere in the photos got just awesome without any heavy work in Photoshop.

So here are some photos from 5 exciting nights – and days…

Waiting for the Midnight Sun north of Bodø, Norway. © Asle Hjellbrekke/NN

Mountains in a row: Syv Søstre (Seven sisters), Alstadhaug, Nordland. © Asle Hjellbrekke/NN

Midnight Sun on waterfall north of Bodø. © Asle Hjellbrekke/NN

The mountain Steigtind in Midnight Sun. © Asle Hjellbrekke/NN

Midnight Sun and the Atlantic Ocean north of Bodø. © Asle Hjellbrekke/NN

Lunar Eclipse, June, 2011 at Løten, Norway. © Asle Hjellbrekke/NN

Lunar Eclipse, June, 2011 at Løten, Norway. © Asle Hjellbrekke/NN

The sky an hour before the Lunar Eclipse, June 2011, at Løten, Norway. © Asle Hjellbrekke/NN

Another photo of the sky an hour before the Lunar Eclipse, June 2011, at Løten, Norway. © Asle Hjellbrekke/NN

About asleoh

Professional outdoor photographer, IT-specialist, guide to wildlife safaris in Finland, hot spots in South-America and Norway, teacher of photography courses/workshops/software, slide shows.
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