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Noctiluca Borealis | by David Cartier
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Noctiluca Borealis

( Latin: light of the northern night)

Just caught the tail end of last night/ / this morning's brief Auroral display over Whitehorse, here seen above the ice of Schwatka Lake.

Just before this, as I was racing away from the city center, there had been a few minutes of vigorous and vividly colored activity, but naturally, as soon as I pulled over and got my tripod set up, things calmed down. Nice to see, anyhow, since the season of constant daylight is nearly upon us here.

3 AM, April 24

Canon XTI, Peleng 8mm lens.,f3.5. 25 sec. @ ISO 800)

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Taken on April 24, 2008