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For a solid week, the aurora danced across the sky almost every night under a bright moon in 2015. The contrast of the bright snowy forest and the lit-up sky was incredible. Usually, when the moon is bright it kind of drowns out the northern lights. Except on some of the most active nights. It seems like it’s been a while since we’ve had these all-night displays, definitely with any frequency. The Sun should be slowly coming out of solar minimum over the next few years, giving rise to more sunspots and solar activity that can cause the magnetospheric disturbances that help generate aurora.
|Camera||Nikon NIKON D7000 (Current model NIKON D7500)|
|Lens||Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX (AF 11-16mm f/2.8) Nikon Mount – Canon Mount|
|Focal Length||14.0 mm (21.0 mm in 35mm)|
|Exposure Time||2.5s (2.5)|