Monday, January 23, 2012

Last Night's Northern Lights - Aurora Borealis

The Northern Lights a glow.
As seen looking north from my driveway... Fair Isle's Methodist Chapel in silhouette.

What an amazing display!
We had an over all bright glow in the northern sky for hours... 
but for about 10-15 min. (about 10pm.) we had some bright pale green streaks of light.
It was partly cloudy as you can see. It seems funny to see the stars in the light patchs,
while the clouds are dark silhouettes in the nights sky.

The camera records more colour than the naked eye as I had an exposure time of 5 to 10 sec.
I still don't know how to get a good photo of the Aurora, but I'm getting better.





6 comments:

  1. amazing tommy; indeed, how lucky you all are.

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  2. You lucky person, I really wish I could se and photograph these.

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  3. Wow! I didn't even know you could view it from Scotland! Beautiful.

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  4. How beautiful and the colors are outstanding. How lucky to be able to see this!
    Cheers

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