Normal Aurora From Churchill
Taken by Alan Dyer on February 14, 2018 @ Churchill, Manitoba
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Exposure Time: 6/1
Aperture: f/1.8
ISO: 3200
Date Taken: 2018:02:15 12:20:04
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The major storm and aurora display that was expected the night of Feb 14/15 did not materialize, though we did get a decent show earlier in the night as the classic auroral arc across the north brightened for a time about 11 pm CST.

But the Kp remained low leaving us with a normal aurora for Churchill, Manitoba, what we typically see most nights under the auroral oval. To the eye, the auroral was mostly colourless and pale.

But the longer exposures with the camera reveal the colours that were present but usually sub-visual this night.

The image with the arc to the northeast also includes three bright stars: Deneb and Vega both circumpolar at this latitude of 58° N., and Arcturus at right higher in the northeast.

Vega and Arcturus are two important navigation stars to the Inuit across the Arctic but are useful only when they are low in the winter sky as they are here.

These are with the Sigma 14mm Art lens at f/1.8.
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