Aurora “pop’s” last night!

Predicted levels were only 20% chance in my area last night.  I was watching the stats on the Solar Wind all evening, and noticed a small blip around 11:30pm.  I headed out just after midnight, north of Edmonton.  The Aurora took off!  It was a cool -3C outside, but no wind.  A beautiful night!  These images were captured with a Canon 5DmkII and the EF 24mm f1.4, and the EF 15mm Fisheye.  ISO 1250, 5-20 second exposures.

This was just the start of the show this morning!This shot was just right of the grain elevator.

The fields have been cut and are ready for the coming snow.

A change of location was in order so I headed to a lake I tagged on my GPS a month or so ago.

Things just took off at this point.

Notice the ICE in the lower section of this photo! It's growing...

The Aurora kind of turned in on itself. Cool!

This was imaged at the same time as the previous photo, but with the EF 15mm f2.8 Fisheye lens.

A few minutes later it is still growing!

The tools of the farming trade are put away for the year.

This was it for me. It was 5:07am and the Aurora was subsiding. So home, I go!

Max Bittle - Awesome stuff Zolton! Some of the best Aurora pictures I’ve seen. Looking forward to seeing more.

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