Aurora Over Red Deer River
Taken by Alan Dyer on May 5, 2018 @ near Drumheller, Alberta
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  Camera Used: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D750
Exposure Time: 8/1
Aperture: f/2.0
ISO: 3200
Date Taken: 2018:05:06 12:35:27
 
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The May 5 display proved weak, despite the high Kp Index and hopes for a spectacle.

The show was in progress as it got dark over Alberta, and included a faint display of the infamous STEVE aurora, but seen only in faint fragments to the east and south, not in a continuous arc across the sky. Other peoples shots seem to show the same formation.

It appears that from Alberta the main show was ending as it got dark and folks further east saw a bit more? Or perhaps not.

By the time it got dark over Alberta the aurora was dying down and the STEVE display fading and breaking up. A faint pink pillar was visible to the eye as a white streak – the green picket fence fingers were not.

The display was quiet and featureless most of the night, except for some pillars at the start of the night in the twilight, then again during a brief outburst at about 1:00 am MDT.
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I love the Orkney Lookout that spot is really nice for reglections of the Red Deer River.
Posted by HDT 2018-05-07 20:27:24
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