The Northern Lights

(The Anti-Equinox Aurora- Part 2)


July 12, 2003

Taken at approximately 11:15 p.m. local time (-5 UTC).  This and the next photo are with Kodak's High Definition 400 speed print film.  Looking east.  It was dark enough to see the northern lights around 11 p.m. - and there was still a lot of light in the northern sky, plus strong moonlight.  However, the show was definitely (and easily) visible - but it was difficult to see any structure.

Looking east-north-east.

Looking east.  Fuji Superia 800 speed print film (and for the rest of the photographs on this page).

Looking north--north-east.

Looking northwest at approximately 12:20 a.m. when a decent substorm was underway.

Looking northwest at approximately 12:20 a.m. when a decent substorm was underway.

A corona overhead.  This scene was changing very rapidly.  I had to have quick exposures of just 2-3 seconds.

Looking overhead.  Unfortunately, there's some lens glare from the moon on the lower right hand side of the photograph.

Looking east.  You can see Mars just above the horizon on the right side - between the windmill and the "slingshot" fence post.

I only added this photograph because of some color in the upper left.  Looking north.

Okay, my favorite - with Mars just above the horizon.

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