Early may nights: best for Danish milky way!

The weather forecast has been more than favorable since last Wednesday and the days have been beautiful in Denmark. We literally went from snow last week to 23 degrees Celcius and sunny in a matter of a few days! I was getting so excited, because this summer-like streak means clear night skies and does not happen too aften in Denmark.

Besides early May is perfect to shoot the milky way in Denmark because it is the period of the year that lets you admire half of the core region as well. Although the nights are getting awfully shorter and the days longer. The nautical twilight is now at midnight and reappears at 2:30 am, meaning it gives you roughly two and and half hours to shoot it, and the sky is not even at its darkest. The silver lining is that the perpetual twilight gives you beautiful blue colors and boosted grey tones.

For the past few days, I have been going out taking pictures every night from midnight to 3:00 am. I am mostly shooting time-lapses to prepare my movie about spring in Denmark, so I wanted to take scenes like a canola field and milky way, trees flowering under the milky way...

It is a tough job to be a photographer, especially in Denmark, because you never know when the weather is going to be adequate, and when it does, you just take as many shots as possible to get the most of it! And the result is more than rewarding as you can see on the pictures, only if you are well prepared though!

I love spring in Denmark. It reminds you that after the long and relentless winter, there are still warm and long days! I am going out for the fifth night in a row today, hoping to get a shot at a possible aurora storm of a G1 strength that's been hitting the Earth recently. I'll keep an eye out for it! In the meantime, I hope you enjoy the shots of our beautiful galaxy under the Danish 'forår'.