A Huge Thank you :to all who joined us last season On Chase The Light Tours.
A Very Happy New Year /2014 ;From Us All @ Chasethelighttours.co.uk
Please Call Marianne ASAP For Bookings +4797173074:
WE ARE NIGHT SHIFT WORKERS PLEASE CALL BEFORE 3AM OR AFTER 3PM DAY OR NIGHT
Our Passion is Free, You only Pay For The Tour.
WE STILL HAVE A FEW PLACES AVILABLE FOR MARIANNES HEAVEN ON EARTH SECRET HIDE AWAY / FEB-MARCH 2014
Please See Header Above;
Last Season : We Have Had an 85% Success Rate In Viewing The AURORA .
From August 2012 to March 2013.
WE ARE REAL AURORA CHASERS/HUNTERS /PHOTOGRAPHERS /WITH A GENUINE PASSION.
YOU CAN’T BUY AND YOU CAN’T SELL A PASSION.BUT WE CAN SHARE IT.
WE ARE PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAHERS AND HAVE VERY HIGH % OF FINDING THE AURORA ON SOME OF THE MOST HORRENDOUS AND WORST POSSIBLE CONDITIONS THE ARCTIC CAN PRODUCE.
SAFETY IS ALSO OUR MAIN CONCERN, AND WE SUPPLY EVERY THING POSSIBLE TO INSURE THAT YOUR TOUR WILL BE AS SAFE AS POSSIBLE.
NEW AURORA SEASON IS WELL AND TRULY OPEN ,THE SUN IS VERY ACTIVE AS I SPEAK ,WITH SUNSPOTS CRACKLING WITH ACTIVITY ,AND WE ARE NOW IN THE MIDDLE OF NOVEMBER AND HAVE HAD MANY GREAT AURORAL DISPLYS INCLUDING THE USALL AURORAL DISPLAYS AROUND THE EQINOX ,(LATE) SEPT ,WHICH IS NOT FULLY UNDERSTOOD WHY ,BY THE EXPERTS AT NOAA, BUT HAS PRODUCED SOME STUNNINGLY FINE DISPLAYS NEVER THE LESS .
EXPECT PLENTY OF SOLAR ACTIVITY THIS WINTER AS THE SOLAR MAX PEAKS ONCE AGAIN,PRODUCING A DOUBLE PEAK IN ACTIVITY LEVEL IN THE SOLAR MAX ,AS I SPEAK NOW ON JANUARY THE 16TH 2014 THE ACTIVITY IS VERY GOOD WITH SUNSPOT AFTER SUNSPOT ERUPTING (SEE BELOW),FROM GIANT SUNSPOTS WHICH ARE COMPARATIVELY COOL AREAS OF THE SUN 7,700 F TO BE PRECISE AND SHOW THE LOCATION OF THE STRONG MAGNETIC FIELDS PROTRUDING WHAT WE WOULD CALL THE SUNS SURFACE ,THE LARGE AND COMPLEX SUNSPOTS ARE USALLY THE CAUSE OF SIGNIFICANT SPACE WEATHER .
SOLAR FLARES (THESE ARE THE DADDY OF THEM ALL) THE RECONNECTION ON THE MAGNETIC FIELDS ON THE SUN DRIVES THE BIGGEST EXPLOSIONS OF THEM ALL IN OUR SOLAR SYSTEM, THE SOLAR FLARES HERE RELEASE IMMENCE AMOUNTS OF ENERGY AND RESULT IN ELECTROMAGNETIC EMISSIONS SPANNING THE SPECTROM FROM GAMMA RAYS TO RADIO WAVES , THEY TRAVEL AT THE SPEED OF LIGHT AND THESE EMMISSIONS DO THE 93 MILLION MILE JOURNY TO EARTH IN JUST 8 MINUTES.
OR FROM ONE OF THE GROWING CORONAL HOLES,THESE ELECTRONS AND PROTONS THAT ARE IN THE CONSTANT FLOW IN THE SOLAR WIND THAT FLOWS OUT FROM SUN,AT I BILLION MILES PER HOUR.
A SNAPPED MAGNETIC FILAMENTS CAUSING CORONAL MASS EJECTIONS.
A CME OR CORONAL MASS EJECTIONS HAS ITS OWN MAGNETIC FIELD AND CAN SLAM INTO AND INTERACT WITH EARTHS MAGNETIC FEILD AND CAN TRAVEL AT TWO MILLION MILES PER HOUR AND CAN STRIKE WITHIN 8 TO 10 HOURS OF LEAVING THE SUN AND THE SLOWEST WITHIN 4 OR 5 DAYS ,SENDING BILLIONS OF TONS OF PLASMA SUPER HEATED GAS TOWARDS EARTH.WITH FINE AURORAL DISPLAYS AROUND THE POLES.
BOOKINGS FROM JANUARY TO LATE MARCH, PLEASE SEE BOOKING CALENDAR (currently out of order), FOR AVAILABITY OR EMAIL ASAP AND WE WILL GET BACK TO YOU AS SOON AS POSSIBLE,SO DONT DELAY BOOK US TODAY.
EMAIL FOR AVAILABILITY,AS MOST DATES ARE FILLING UP VERY QUICKLY.
PLEASE EMAIL FOR NEW YEARS SPECIAL AURORA NIGHTS TARIFF.
BOOK NOW. (CLICK EMAIL ADDRESS ABOVE)
We are the best aurora hunters in Tromso.
BY ALL MEANS TRY ALL THE REST, THEN YOU’LL FIND OUT WE ARE THE BEST.
Hope to see you soon on MHOEACT
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Mariannes heaven on earth aurora chaser tours
Basically we will help in every way we can , for an unforgettable experience under the arctic circle,(weather and aurora permitting) .A Digital DSLR with detatchable lens is best, but some other cameras are suitable , nikon coolpix ,fore example ,but you must have full control over all camera settings , or have aurora settings. Cameras that we found that where not suitable for capturing the aurora were some lumix not all and some compact cameras with fixed lens , so please avoid them if possible . DSLR cameras with detachable lenes are best. Tour arrangments : We will pick you up at the new post office in tromso city centre at 1730 which is directly behind sas radisson blu hotel ,and we will bring you back to your hotel or place of residence at the end of each nightly session. We have no limits or the time involved in hunting the aurora, 6 to 12 hours at mariannes discretion and find it no problem going as far as karesuando to the border of finland and sweden or in extreme circumstances kiruna which is deep inside northern sweden in our quest to find the magical aurora for you, so please bring your passport incase the above situation occours on your night of aurora hunting. We are usally first to leave tromso and last back, so if you plan to return earlier , (ie around midnight ) its not us your looking for , SORRY ,(as we are real aurora hunters), with a real Genuine PASSION. We have a 2am min limit,and most times the aurora can be out untill the early hours and if aurora is special or we need to travel further afield for viewing or hunting ,then we could be much later , but the decition is yours and only agreeable at mariannes discretion,all time after 2 am is free and is our passion,and if you are a genuine aurora hunter,curious or only have limited time to view or find or fullfill your dreams or life times ambition, then youll see that its money well spent when you choose to hunt with us. We supply full night photography tution , a warm snow suit to be worn over your cloths for everyone to wear ,(due to past experience its very very advisable),please state size when booking (usally slighty larger than normal ) a head lamp should be in the top pocket ,we also supply synthetic fur lined boots with crampons when the weather calls for them,extra socks if its VERY VERY cold , or if you have inadequate foot wear for winter,just ask. Reflector vests for your saftey,tripods will be supplied with pan and tilt or ball heads tor everyone who needs one ,(please state at time of booking if this required) ,we have a cable release/ie a remote control for most DSLR cameras,if u need we can supply you with a hat ,gloves or hand and foot warmers, so just ask. Also if by any chance you dont have a camera that can can take night images with or cannot take night pictures for any other reason by your self, (ie some lumix and compact cameras dont work properly for aurora and night photography) then we can take up to 6/SIX images of you or your group for you , please try and pay this when booking in -advance or order this at time of booking and pay on the night so we have enough memory cards to go around to avoid disapiontment, (PLEASE STATE) and pay this direct to our account . AND NOT VISIT TROMSO, as we have sole control over all photography issues. We will supply you with a 2 gb /4gb/ 8gb memory card and a card reader for you too view instantly at the end of the night tour ,with up to 6 portrait or group images with or without aurora,that we have taken of you or your group,that night ,(format will be large jpeg unless stated ) we cannot take images of just the aurora due to copy rights ,therefore all images must include you or your group as well . These Must be paid when booking the tour if paying direct with us or paid seperatly if your booking was made through visit tromso, as all photography images and memory cards are supplied by chase the light tours,and not visit Tromso. www.chasethelighttours.co.uk PRICE PAID IN ADVANCE < for memory cards with up to 6 images :2gb card 200 /4gb card 300/8gb card 400 nok. We supply hot or cold food every night and bottled drinking water for everone, and most nights we have an open fire ,and we sometimes cook a light meal this way ,which can vary nightly,and we have various treats, while laying around on reindeer skin rugs or synthetic mats, while waiting or exchanging stories about past auroras and adventures ,there can be various hot and cold drinks for you too choose From. All the above incuding hot and cold drinks and food are included in the price ,with a friendly warm atmosphere ,in our quest to hunt for the aurora. The start of the seasons are usually not so cold, but can be, and the rest of the season can be very cold indeed , especially the further inland we go so you’l need to dress up well, as the weather can change at any time. After all you are under the arctic circle! . Please wear thermal underwear with lots of layers of clothes and have good warm boots, woollen socks, gloves and a hat as they are all essential, and please wear good footwear ,as this is the first part of your body to get cold and very difficult to warm up again, so stay warm ,a lot easier than trying to get warm again ,we have some fur lined boots for wear in extreme circumstances incase your foot wear is inadequate, and ice and snow grips( ie crampons) that are worn over your shoes if ground very slippery, so just ask ???? . Please dont wear trainers or dress shoes if you can help it, for your own comfort and safety , good tuff boots are best.
Don’t delay book us today
FORGET THE REST AS WE ARE THE BEST.
We Do Our Very Best,And Don’t Give Up Easily.
But we are only human.
All bookings must be in writing email is exepted. MHOEACT
I Recommend that everyone looks at www.spaceweather.com for further information about solar activity.
Something unexpected is happening on the Sun. 2013 was supposed to be the year of “solar maximum,” the peak of the 11-year sunspot cycle. Yet 2013 has arrived and solar activity is relatively low. Sunspot numbers are well below their values from 2011, and strong solar flares have been infrequent. The quiet has led some observers to wonder if forecasters missed the mark.
Solar physicist Dean Pesnell of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center has a different explanation. “This is solar maximum,” he says. “But it looks different from what we expected because it is double-peaked.”
Conventional wisdom holds that solar activity swings back and forth like a simple pendulum. At one end of the cycle, there is a quiet time with few sunspots and flares. At the other end, solar max brings high sunspot numbers and frequent solar storms. It’s a regular rhythm that repeats every 11 years.
Reality is more complicated. Astronomers have been counting sunspots for centuries, and they have seen that the solar cycle is not perfectly regular. The back-and-forth swing in sunspot counts can take anywhere from 10 to 13 years to complete. Also, the amplitude of the cycle varies; some solar maxima are very weak, others very strong.
The top image above shows the Earth-facing surface of the Sun on February 28, 2013, as observed by the Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager (HMI) on NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. HMI observes the solar disk at 6173 Ångstroms, a wavelength designed to study surface oscillations and the magnetic field. HMI observed just a few small sunspots on an otherwise clean face, which is usually riddled with many spots during peak solar activity. The video below shows a full solar rotation observed by HMI from February 1-28, 2013. (Download the animation from the links below the image.)
Pesnell notes yet another complication in the solar cycle: “The last two solar maxima, around 1989 and 2001, had not one but two peaks.” Solar activity went up, dipped, then rose again, performing a mini-cycle that lasted about two years. The same thing could be happening now, as sunspot counts jumped in 2011 and dipped in 2012. Pesnell expects them to rebound in 2013: “I am comfortable in saying that another peak will happen in 2013 and possibly last into 2014,”
The second image above plots monthly sunspot numbers for solar cycle 24 (the current one), cycle 23, and cycle 21, the last one with one, normal peak.
Another curiosity of the solar cycle is that the Sun’s hemispheres do not always peak at the same time. In the current cycle, the south has been lagging behind the north. The second peak, if it occurs, will likely feature the southern hemisphere playing catch-up, with a surge in activity south of the Sun’s equator.
Pesnell is a member of the NOAA/NASA Solar Cycle Prediction Panel, which last assembled in 2008 to forecast the next solar maximum. The panel declared: “The next solar cycle (Cycle 24) will be below average in intensity, with a maximum sunspot number of 90. Given the date of solar minimum and the predicted maximum intensity, solar maximum is now expected to occur in May 2013.”
Given the tepid state of solar activity now, a maximum in May seems unlikely. “We may be seeing what happens when you predict a single amplitude and the Sun responds with a double peak,” says Pesnell. He notes a similarity between Solar Cycle 24 and Solar Cycle 14, which had a double-peak during the first decade of the 20th century. If the two cycles are twins, “it would mean one peak in late 2013 and another in 2015.”
NASA images courtesy Solar Dynamics Observatory and Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager science teams. Sunspot number data from the NOAA National Geophysical Data Center. NASA animation by Robert Simmon. Caption adapted from a story by Tony Phillips, Science@NASA.
- SDO – HMI
MARIANNE’S HEAVEN ON EARTH AURORA CHASER TOURS ;
INVITE YOU TO JOIN US ON OUR NIGHTLY TOUR TO FIND AND VIEW OR PHOTOGRAPH
THE AURORA BOREALIS .
WE ARE CHASE THE LIGHT TOURS. +47
WE ARE REAL AURORA/**HUNTERS /AND ARE PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS
UNFOLDS IN THE NIGHT SKY.
SO WHY NOT JOIN US AND VIEW THE AURORA WITH THE EXPERTS WHO HAVE 35
TO SEE OR PHOTOGRAPH THE NATURAL VISUAL PHENOMENON CALLED THE
AURORA BOREALIS, (NORTHERN LIGHTS).
WE ARE A SMALL COMPANY WITH A HUGE HEART.
WHATS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE;
NIGHTLY HUNT TO FIND AND HOPEFULLY VIEW OR PHOTOGRAPH THE AURORA.
WE HAVE A 89% RATE OF VIEWING THE AURORA
FULL NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY TUITION .
LIVE VISUAL IPAD INFORMATION AND EXPLANATION ABOUT HOW SPACE WEATHER WORKS,
YOU TO VIEW ,(ie the northern lights around the poles) AND SPACE WEATHER AS
IT HAPPENS,WITH LIVE UPDATES REGULARLY OF THE POSITION OF THE INCOMING
SOLAR WIND OR CME.
CONSTANT CONNECTION WITH OTHER GUIDES IN THE AREA, AND REGULAR PHONE CALLS ALL AROUND THE COUNTRY REGARDING LATEST
SIGHTINGS OF THE AURORA.
TWO WAY RADIO CONTACT WITH MARIANNES OTHER GROUP.
COMPLETE LIVE NORTHERN NORWAY WEATHER REPORT.
WARM SYNTHETIC LINED SNOW SUITS WITH WARM HOODS,REFLECTOR VESTS FOR YOUR SAFETY,FLEECE BODY WARMER, HEAD OR HAND TORCH,WARM SYNTHETIC FUR LINEDBOOTS WITH CRAMPONS,PROFESSIONAL TRIPODS WITH BALL HEADS OR PAN AND TILT,
REMOTE CABLE RELEASE FOR MOST DSLR CAMERA’S,
WE ALSO HAVE SOME SOCKS ,GLOVES, HATS AND HEAT PADS, IF NEEDED AT NO
THERE ARE VARIOUS HOT AND COLD DRINKS AVAILABLE INCLUDING A CELEBRATION
DRINK WHEN CALLED FOR.
MIXED SANDWICHES, VEGETARIAN,(PLEASE STATE IF REQUIRED), MIXED
A LIGHT HOT SNACK, WHICH IS SOMETIMES HEATED OVER AN OPEN FIRE WITH
GRILL, DEPENDING ON THE NIGHT, WEATHER AND LOCATION EACH NIGHT.
WE HAVE A MULTITUDE OF SCENIC LOCATIONS TO CHOOSE FROM, WHICH ARE ALL WEATHER DEPENDANT, BUT WE HAVE NO LIMITS TO DISTANCE OR WHERE WE MIGHT
TRAVEL TO FIND CLEAR SKIES FOR YOU TO SEE OR PHOTOGRAPH THE
AURORA BOREALIS ,(IE FINLAND,SWEDEN) NORTH OR SOUTH NORWAY, SO PLEASE BRING
EXTRA’S that are not included in the price;
WE CAN SELL YOU A 2gb/4gb/8gb MEMORY CARD WITH UP TO SIX/TWELVE/TWENTY FOUR IMAGES OF YOU OR YOUR GROUP THAT HAVE BEEN TAKEN PROFESSIONALLY BY OUR
PHOTOGRAPHERS WITH THE FOLLOWING CAMERA’S (IE CANON 5D MARK 3/NIKON D800E,
all images will be jpeg). PLEASE ASK ON NIGHT OF YOUR TOUR FOR UP TO DATE PRICES.WE ARE REAL AURORA HUNTERS WITH A GENUINE PASSION,WHO CARE ABOUT EACH
INDIVIDUAL PERSON OR GROUP PERSONALLY, (PLEASE SEE TRIP ADVISER ).WE CANNOT SELL ,OR YOU CANNOT BUY , A PASSION ,BUT WE CAN SHARE IT
WITH YOU.CALL ASAP FOR AVAILABILITY OR IMMEDIATE BOOKING.PLEASE STATE WHERE OR HOW YOU FOUND OR HEARD ABOUT US.
Once you see all that we do, and supply ,then you will realise that you get ~ what you pay for, and with us MHOEACT thats a lot, in fact no other group offers or supplies more than we do, including the hours spent hunting or viewing the aurora. The passion is free.
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