Wednesday, 24 August 2016

From Storm to Dawn - 24th August

There's still not much true 'astronomical night' up here in north west Iceland in the last third of August and by 3am dawn is rapidly brightening up the sky, hiding not just the stars but also the aurora.  This was taken between 2.50am and 3.15am and represents just over 4 frames a minute real time.  This is the tail end of a G1 geomagnetic storm that was seen widely around Iceland in the early hours of the 24th caused by solar wind from a coronal hole.  Taken with the Canon 350D 10mm f4 iso800 and 14s exposure time.