NLC, Aurora And Meteor In Bashaw, AB, Canada
Taken by Adrien Mauduit on June 18, 2018 @ Bashaw, Alberta, Canada
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  Camera Used: SONY ILCE-7S
Exposure Time: 4/1
Aperture: f/3.2
ISO: 3200
Date Taken: 2018:06:20 16:42:36
 
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Around 2am LT on June 18th in Bashaw, Alberta, Canada, two phenomena appeared in the astronomical dawn: the aurora borealis and some NLC. The NLCs had faded a bit because of the low elevation of the sun under the horizon, but the aurora was evolving south due to favorable solar data (Bz shifted south after a long period in the north). The arc was forming on the horizon before finally exploding into bright pillars later on (2:30 am). However before it did, a third phenomenon appeared and added itself to the already lucky duo: a meteor burned in the sky. Given its direction (opposite to the milky way core), I assumed it might either have come from Theta Ophichids or Sagittarids. What a spectacle not soon forgotten!
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I believe that is an Iridium flare and not a meteor, the shape is more like an Iridium flare.
Posted by HDT 2018-06-20 13:49:08
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