A February Show

February 5-6, 2002
Photographs taken the evening of February 5, 2002, and the morning of February 6, 2002


This substorm took place over 10 minutes, from 9:30 to 9:40 p.m. CDT on the evening of Tuesday, February 5, 2002.  It was a beautiful sight.  The two photos above and the three photos below are looking to the north-northeast.  I could easily see the bright "glows" above the horizon.  It was more difficult to pick out the red rays that reached up to the handle of the big dipper (they actually went higher - the film picked up what I couldn't see).

This photograph and the four below were taken between 3:20 and 3:40 a.m. on the morning of February 6, 2002.  There was movement (pulsating), but the show was not real active.  When I got up at 6:15 a.m. to drive home (no photos from that time), the movement (pulsating) was very active, but not near as high as it was from 3:20 to 3:40 a.m.  At 6:15 a.m., the lights didn't touch Cassiopeia in the northern sky.  By the way, the northern lights could be seen all night - there were very few periods when they were more than just a glow.



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