Noctilucent aurorae with a perceid


Olli Reijonen

Finland, Asikkala, Lake Päijänne

Olympus OM-D E-M5 on tripod, Panasonic Lumix 20mm F 1:1,7, ISO 1000, 4 sec.

I was on our summer cottage at Lake Päijänne. At the midnight I intended to photograph the last noctilucent clouds if they would appear. There was some light action in the northern horizon. I took the camera and for my surprise on the top of the noctilucents there was also auroarae: The last noctilucents and the first aurorae at the same time. The perceids were also seen. The phenomenon lasted two hours untill 02.00 am. At 01.15 I got this very lucky shot with a perceid on the top of everything.