A January Show

January 10-11, 2002
Photographs taken the evening of January 10, 2002, and the morning of January 11, 2002

We went to the farm last night for a family star party.  A pleasant surprise was that everyone got to see the northern lights!  And the skies were clear, with no moonlight, and so the Milky Way could easily be seen, along with "zillions" of other stars and some of the planets.  On top of it all, the temperature was a pleasant 30 degrees - about 20 to 30 degrees warmer than average.  Anyway, we had a lot of fun looking at the northern lights, planets, constellations and Milky Way.  We also got to observe a very bright meteor to the north.  That was the conversation topic for quite awhile.

The northern lights were a glow after 7 p.m.  Then, there was minor activity from about 7:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

This and the remaining photographs were taken between 3:30 and 4:00 a.m. on January 11, 2002. 

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