Aurora borealis over my back yard pond in Lee, Maine by Aaron Priest
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Aurora borealis over my back yard pond in Lee, Maine

September 13, 2014

September 12, 2014, 8:46 PM

Last night we were treated with quite a short, but intense, display of northern lights across much of the northeastern United States. It was visible soon after sunset and peaked around 8:45 PM. By 9 PM it had mostly faded from view, but I continued to get some very faint color for another hour until the moonrise washed it out. This is my favorite frame of a timelapse I captured of the solar storm reflecting in the pond in my back yard. The Andromeda galaxy can be seen in the upper right.

Camera settings: 14mm, f/2.8, ISO 2500, 20 seconds, 3360°K white balance.

Equipment used: Nikon D700, Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8, RamperPro, eMotimo TB3 Black, Dynamic Perception Stage Zero dolly, Really Right Stuff TVC-34L tripod, BH-40 ballhead, and clamps, MeFOTO RoadTrip tripod, DewNot heat strip, DewBuster, and Goal Zero Sherpa 100 battery.

14mm · f/2.8 · 20s · ISO 2500
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