Aurora Borealis – February 18, 2014

Definitely the best show of the year so far. Absolutely fantastic. I took out the new lens. Unfortunately I found one drawback to it: it is really easy to knock out of focus since there is no lock and with the wide angle it’s really hard to tell if its in focus through the viewfinder in the dark. I lost a few photos as a result, but I guess you can’t win them all. I still walked away with over 100 photos (full gallery here) not including the timelapse from the 18th and the morning of the 19th:

Here are a few of the still images:

the aurora comes out while it's still twilight
It was an early one – still twilight at the start!

Aurora borealis - many strong bands came out early. This was a very dynamic show.
Once it was dark it came on strong

For about 10 minutes the northern lights appeared to be fading.
The display dimmed and started to fade for about 10 or 15 minutes

Then the aurora filled the sky

Then the whole sky was filled with a diffuse glow

The diffuse aurora coalesced into a few strong bands again
The diffuse aurora coalesced into a few strong bands again

Awesome showing of the northern lights on February 18, 2014 into the next morning. One of the most incredible aurora borealis displays I've ever seen!

Awesome showing of the northern lights on February 18, 2014 into the next morning. One of the most incredible aurora borealis displays I've ever seen!

Awesome showing of the northern lights on February 18, 2014 into the next morning. One of the most incredible aurora borealis displays I've ever seen!

Awesome showing of the northern lights on February 18, 2014 into the next morning. One of the most incredible aurora borealis displays I've ever seen!

Awesome showing of the northern lights on February 18, 2014 into the next morning. One of the most incredible aurora borealis displays I've ever seen!

Awesome showing of the northern lights on February 18, 2014 into the next morning. One of the most incredible aurora borealis displays I've ever seen!

Awesome showing of the northern lights on February 18, 2014 into the next morning. One of the most incredible aurora borealis displays I've ever seen!

The next morning there was a cool display of diffuse, drifting, pulsations in the sky – check it out in the video above (at about 1:00). I also have a collection of timelapses here: photos.lwpetersen.com



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