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Northern Lights Tonight

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Northern Lights Tonight

Hey all,

Anybody plan on chasing the northern lights tonight with some hopes of success?

Last night the weather was a bit too harsh which was unfortunate - we still ventured out but called it quits around 1AM when it just wouldn't stop snowing.

Tonight the forecast looks to be a bit better, with weather coming in from the coast. We may try to go to Lyngen again (from Tromsø). I heard inland is the way to go in current conditions.

Any other recommendations for tonight's chase? Also, any specific areas off the road from these areas that can be particularly clear at times due to high winds or something of the like?

Any help is appreciated - all decent+ tours seem to be mostly booked, and today is our last day with our car.

Best Regards, and many thanks!

Harstad, Norway
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1. Re: Northern Lights Tonight

I think you need to take a look at the forecast - the satellite option will show you where the clouds are arriving/departing.

yr.no/place/…

You should also take a look at the NL-forecast. It says low activity right now, but it can change till this evening. Try the cloud (skydekke) button.

http://www.tv2.no/storm/nordlys/

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2. Re: Northern Lights Tonight

Thanks for the insight klimaflyktning. Haven't seen that 2nd website yet, which is very helpful.

Hoping things look better tonight.

Anybody else planning on going out chasing tonight?

Tromso, Norway
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3. Re: Northern Lights Tonight

Last two night we have been 230 and 195 km east of Tromso / inside Finland. Seen NL both nights, but last night we had to escape Finland because of a heavy snowstorm, who made the driving conditions difficult.

So, drive safe and take care, good luck and happy chasing..;)

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4. Re: Northern Lights Tonight

Thanks for the tips GuideGunnar. We are off towards Finland, hoping for predictable conditions.

Drive safe out there and take care!

Tromso, Norway
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5. Re: Northern Lights Tonight

Hi!

Did you see light yesterday?

We are planning to go today. Where did you go?

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6. Re: Northern Lights Tonight

Have seen it every night since Wednesday, but it has been much driving far east, but tonight we are on the coast and enjoying the best one last week..;)

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