St. Patrick's Day Aurorae

Northern light streaks, otherwise called aurorae, during the strongest solar storm of the current 11-year solar cycle. More than 60% of the night sky was covered during the storm's peak activity at 4:00 a.m. Very little post-processing was needed for this shot....indeed, it was nearly this vibrant right out of the camera.

Stay tuned in the coming days/weeks to see some large panoramas taken from this site the same night, including a couple with the Milky Way in the background. It was truly a breathtaking night!


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Beau Liddell Beau Liddell


Timestamps:
Taken 4:22 AM on March 17, 2015
Uploaded 9:45 PM on March 18, 2015
Category:
Posted in Landscapes
Exif:
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • ƒ/2.0
  • 8 sec.
  • 24 mm
  • 1600 ISO
Place:
Cushing, MN
Map of Cushing, MN

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Zodiac Star Trails by Beau Liddell Milky Way on St. Patty's Day by Beau Liddell St. Patrick's Day Aurorae by Beau Liddell Star Trails II over Ruff-Nik WMA by Beau Liddell Ellingson Island Starlight by Beau Liddell
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Zodiac Star Trails by Beau Liddell Milky Way on St. Patty's Day by Beau Liddell St. Patrick's Day Aurorae by Beau Liddell Star Trails II over Ruff-Nik WMA by Beau Liddell Ellingson Island Starlight by Beau Liddell
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