FINALLY, some Aurora activity in my area!
Clear skies, not much of a moon, warm weather and a solar wind predicted to hit earth meant I had to head out last night. The activity was very slow to come on, but was consistent for a few hours. Earth got hit with a solar wind from a re-occuring coronal hole on the sun. The first shock-wave hit about 7:30pm my time. It ended up initiating a “Storm” condition for a little while, then it leveled of with a steady stream till about 4:30am. Here’s what I got!
This was the first shot if the night. It looks like an Aurora Rainbow!
I quickly moved on to a small bit if pasture land to get some trees in the shot. Ursa Major(Big Dipper) too!
I then headed to Jackfish Lake, NE of Athabasca, Alberta
Nobody driving cars on the lake yet, but as you can see the Snowmobiles have been here.
A tiny bit of cloud floated by.
There was a big dog that was freaking out on me here. I never did see it, but I sure heard it!
I left the lake and headed towards home. Here I stopped on a road adjacent to the main highway and got a Semi truck flying by.
OK, things usually get a little weird when I photograph at night. All of a sudden the nice calm Aurora ellipse turns into something that looks like an alien language. I have never seen it do this before!
After getting the above message I went looking for some trees.
There happened to be a huge stash of hay in this field, so of course I had to take a picture of it!
This was the road view.
Well that’s all folks!
The rest of the images from this night can be seen here http://photos.infocusimagery.com/p263807083
Let me know what you think!