Aurorars, Moon, Eruption At Holuhraun
Taken by Sean Michael Scully on September 12, 2014 @ Svartárkot, Iceland
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  Camera Used: Canon Canon EOS 5D
Exposure Time: 2/1
Aperture: f/4.0
ISO: 1600
Date Taken: 2014:09:13 11:16:36
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It was an unusually clear night so my wife and I jumped in the car hoping to catch a glimpse of the geomagnetic storm and the lava field at Holuhraun. Unfortunately, we could not find a clear vantage point to get a glimpse of the lava field through a telephoto lens without entering the prohibited zone.

The auroras opened up over head and were very visible just after sunset and filled most of the sky. The auroras ranged from green to faint purple and presented as either vary active arcs or sharp curtains. The moonlight and high winds made it difficult to get good exposures but at least we managed to get a glimpse of the eruption and a lovely display of auroras to go with it! I suspect that the orangish haze visible directly under the moon is due to sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions from the fissure eruption.

Details: Canon 5D with an EF 17-40 f/4 lens at ISO 1600 for 2 s.
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