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Surprise Aurora (19th Feb 2012)

When heading to bed last night I just happened to take a peek at the space weather website and much to my surprise a strong southward Bz component meant that aurorae were possible. Due to the short notice I stayed at home and waited for the clouds to part and as look would have just before 4am the skies clear and the was a brief period were the aurora was fairly active. Light pollution interfered but still very pleased to catch the aurora from good old Killygordon.

 

Image Details:

Location; Kllygorodon, Co. Donegal, Ireland.

Time & Date: 03:48 19th Feb 2012

Equipment: Canon 1000D and Sigma 20mm F1.8 lens

Exposure: 13sec, ISO 1600, F1.8 with in camera noise reduction

 

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Taken on February 19, 2012