When you least expect it –

Det er noen øyeblikk i livet man ikke helt greier å forutse, og idag var en av dem!  Riktignok kastet jeg et blikk mot horisonten ved 15-tiden for å se om det muligens kunne bli en fargerik kveld, men alt jeg så var en ‘vegg av blygrå skyer’, så isteden begynte jeg å lage litt middag til oss.
Så – midt i prosessen oppdaget jeg noe merkelig gjennom vinduet: Det begynte å avtegne seg noen orangerosa toner – på østhimmelen! Og siden går ned i vest også her i Norge, så valgte jeg først å overse varslet. Men det ble fortsatt langsomt sterkere. Så jeg forlot kjøkkenet for å ta en titt vestover. Og siden husker jeg ikke så mye av detaljene, men det ble tatt bilder. Mange bilder! Og i alle himmelretninger!
Dette ble så praktfullt at jeg ikke bare kan publisere 2-3 bilder slik jeg vanligvis gjør.
I kveld får dere 95%, og så får dere heller hoppe over ett og annet om det blir kjedelig?
Vennligst husk at alle bilder er publisert i ‘full screen’!

There are some moments in life you just can’t seem to predict and tonight was such a moment! I did, however, cast a glance towards west in order to determine whether there could be a colorful evening, but my eyes met only a wall of lead grey clouds. No chance!
Thus I decided to make dinner instead. I was well underway with this chore when my eyes happened to cast a glance through the kitchen window. Suddenly there was a slight orange reddish light -over the Eastern horizon!  And since the sun  always leaves us in the West also here in Norway, I rejected the idea of a sunset. Besides it was too late! But the light persisted and gradually became stronger! Like you see here in my first picture!
At long last I went into another room to get a glance towards the west.
From that moment on details became a bit fuzzy! But pictures were taken. Many pictures!
And in all possible directions!
It suddenly became so fantastic that I can longer publish 2-3 pictures like I normally do. Tonight I’m publishing 95%, leaving it to you to ignore the ones that you find boring?

Please remember that all photos are in ‘full screen’!

Det er ikke ofte at man kan oppleve det slik som i kveld!

It’s not very often we may see colors like tonight.
Som dere kan se av hustakene, fotograferer vi i stadig nye retninger. Fargene var rundt oss på alle sider!

As you may see from the surroundings, we’re shooting in all directions. The colors were all around us.
I enkelte øyeblikk foregikk det meste rett over hodene våre!
At some moments most of the color play went on straight above our headss.
Tro det eller ei, men dette mektige fargespillet var overr i løpet av bare 10 minutter. Deretter ble alt svart!

Belive it or not, but this mighty color display was all over inside 10 minutes.
Then it all went black!

Enda hadde vi flere bilder, men det får være en grense for alt?
We had still more pictures, but – there has to be a limit even for this! 🙂
(Complimewnts of SRB)

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37 Responses to When you least expect it –

  1. utesmile says:

    Wow , yes that is even more dramatic. The colours are super!

    • Seenorway says:

      Thought you’d like these! 🙂 And I haven’t seen anything like it since I shot them!
      I know I said ’18 months ago’, but times move quickly, and these are actually from
      Nov. 2016 which make them twice as old (30 months)

  2. These are so incredibly powerful. We’ve never seen skies like this.

  3. WOW… But what a Beautiful 10 minutes as the sky caught fire with such beauty.. So pleased you were able to capture it Svein.. 🙂 words can not give it justice xxx

  4. Wow, I’ve never seen a sky like that! Those colors are incredible, it’s like the clouds are on fire!

    • Seenorway says:

      Yeah! Been raining ashes all day!
      I’m joking, of course 🙂 It’s been a fine day, but I agree: It really looks like a real bushfire up there in the skies. It’s a fantastic sight, but it doesn’t happen to often.
      But it has happened before! If you take a look at my top frame on Facebook you’ll see what I mean. https://www.facebook.com/svein.by.1

  5. Nomzi Kumalo says:

    Oh my. Helt utrolig 😊

  6. Was there a fire in the east? Out here, it is usually dust that causes such light. But it is beautiful. some of the photos are incredible. What was the weather forecast that evening. Was there a lot of wind?

    • Seenorway says:

      Yes, it became rather special. What alerted me was an orange ligth to the East. It spread and intensified (like you see in the first photo) The forecast for the evening was ‘cloudy with possible sunshine at times’, but since the time was past 3.oo pm there was not a ray to be seen in the West. The wind was zero! But – it might have been winds in the upper stratosphere. The clouds, however, wasnt the usual solid cloudbanks but kind of fluffy letting the sun to shine through and light up the entire cloudbanks overhead.
      To obtain something like this, there are a lot of parameters to be filled. Among others the height of the clouds overhead. If they are lying to low, the sun will miss them entirely!
      Last night everything seems to have been in place at the very same time! 🙂

  7. vestlending says:

    Over på 10 min? Ja det er jo Black Friday!

    • Seenorway says:

      Ja, du skal se der har en innvirken på bloggen også? Nei, jeg har ikke så mye til overs for dette svindelforetagendet.
      Alle priser økes forut for Black Friday og senkes omtrent til normalnivå via såkalte ‘kjemperabatter’ på dagen. Bare lureri fra A til Å.
      Skjønner egentlig ikke at folk går på den der?!

  8. niasunset says:

    Almost confused, now. I really wonder the details, maybe you can learn in there why it was seen like that, can you? Thank you so much for your answer, this is extraordinary moment. Love, nia

  9. Seenorway says:

    Hi, Nia –
    I’d be lying if I said this was an unique moment ’cause it has happened before, but it is a very rare occasion and mostly in winters, but – that is also a bit strange because today it’s not really ‘winter’. The temperature is plus 5 degrees C tonight! Another strange sight is that it all seemed to start in the wrong direction: In the East! That’s where the sun rises every morning! And still -æ in winter it usually rise somwhat further towards Southeast, whereas these lights started to appear towards the NorthEast. Nothing very normal about it! 😉
    But now it is documented for everyone to see. Hope they like it ‘out there’?

  10. Birgit says:


  11. niasunset says:

    WOW! WOW! I haven’t seen something like that in my all life. So beautiful, no, beautiful is not enough for these moments, and I can’t find the exact word, maybe we should create a new word. No, not exaggerating! I am so glad to know that you didn’t miss these moments… But but how possible… like a science fiction! Not seems to me normal, for you? Fascinated me. Thank you so much, Have a nice night and weekend, Love, nia

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