Aurora Over Venus - 24 April 2012
We were treated to an absolutely stunning aurora display on the morning of the 24th of April 2012. Easily the best I have seen in my eventful four years of sky watching. The display started off strong at nightfall (22:00 UT) with intense and almost static rays. However shortly after magnetic midnight the aurora came to life, complete with waving curtains, shimmering rays, vivid colours and pulsating heart. A spellbinding and enrolling time was endured from dusk to dawn. A Stunning display to remember during the bright summer months ahead.
Date: 23/24 April 2012
Location: North Coast of Donegal, Ireland
Camera: Canon 1000D
Lens: Sigma 20mm F1.8
Exposure: 8 - 11 sec ISO 1600