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Germany 2009 – Aurora in Norway

Auroral bands glow green over the island of Tussøya west of Tromsø, Norway, contrasting with clouds lit up orange by street lights. Dr Hinrich Bäsemann of Hamburg took the picture in February 2008. This stamp was one of a set of four depicting atmospheric phenomena; the subjects on the other three in the set were a rainbow, a sunset and a lightning flash. The series was a welfare issue (“Wohlfahrtspflege”) and so each stamp was surcharged, in this case by 25c.


SG number
Face value
Colour
3577
55 + 25
Multicoloured
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