Aurora Borealis
Taken by Catalin Tapardel on September 28, 2017 @ Kakwa, Alberta, Canada
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  Camera Used: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D800
Exposure Time: 13/10
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 1250
Date Taken: 2017:09:30 15:08:40
 
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On the night of September 27th during the unexpected G3 geomagnetic storm I was out in Kakwa area struggling to keep up with the show, running two cameras, one was recording stills and one recording real time video. As we went further into the late hours of September 27th to be more precisely, at 11:59pm the sky exploded into a multitude of colors, swirling shapes and coronas. Was mesmerizing and utterly out of this world. What I witnessed cannot be describe in any words…. The climax of the entirely night lasted 5 minutes all together and ended up at 12:04 am subsiding to a more normal show. The intensity and ferocity of the powerful show is hunting me down when I am looking back at it. The pictures below are a proof that Kakwa sky was once again a delightful, generous, generous host for the Lady Aurora ((Nikon D800, Nikkor 14-24mm 2.8, ISO 1250; 1.6 sec exposures; 14mm, Kakwa, Alberta, Canada).
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Catalin, that is absolutely astounding! Thank you SO MUCH for sharing both the pictures and your description of what must have been an overwhelming experience. Of course, when you mention real time video, one has to wonder if perchance you will be sharing that at some point as well.. I have only seen a few of those, but they provide another level of the shared experience. Twice I have seen aurora, once in Ithaca NY and once in Hollis Maine. Both times it was not only the presence of the lights, but their movement that was so riveting to see. Thank you again.
Posted by lw 2017-10-02 20:27:23
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