Friday, June 26, 2015

Aurora ...

... or light pollution?

On June 22nd a CME hit Earth's magnetic field and triggered a geomagnetic storm, with auroras seen as far south as New Mexico, Arkansas, and North Carolina.

I set my alarm for midnight and went out to take a look. There was a diffuse glow to the north, with no color to the naked eye. I set my camera on a tripod and took a series of third second exposures of which the above image is representative.

We do have a military base north of us so this could very well be light pollution. But maybe I saw some aurora. And that would be pretty cool.

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