Thursday, March 23, 2023

aurora from the city! (St Thomas)

I was too tired and/or lackadaisical to coordinate a trip to a dark site.

Peeked north from the deck a couple of times.

Not perfectly clear but overall fair. Not completed clouded out, for a change!

Shot a couple of blurry photos around 9:30 PM.

Switched the Globe LED RGB bulbs to red mode.

Went back out a couple of hours later, as the NOAA alerts continued.

I thought I could see something with the unaided eye! Spires. A glow from low, near the horizon, behind a low band of cloud, and climbing into the sky.

Captured a few photos, atop the tripod this time. Looking north-north-east.

aurora from The Elevator

Canon 40D, 18-55 lens at 55, ISO 1000, f/5.6, 30 seconds, manually focused, tripod. DDP 4: cropped, saturated, shadows and highlights dropped, white balance to auto.

What a surprise.

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