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Great Night for Aurora May 27-28 2017

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Northern Lights Now – It was a terrific night for aurora tonight! We’ll be posting more later – but here’s a back of camera snapshot taken while we were out on the hunt in Colchester VT.

Back of Cam Aurora in Colchester, VT - May 28, 2017
Back of Cam Aurora in Colchester, VT – May 28, 2017

Slow moving CME from Filament Eruption may arrive at Earth Jan 18

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On January 14, a filament eruption on the south-center earth-facing disk launched what appears to be a slow moving Coronal Mass Ejection. Estimated velocity of the CME indicate it may take as much as 4 to 4.5 days before it arrives at Earth. When it does, it’s possible there will be elevated KP. Due to the slow speed of the the CME, it is unlikely that it will produce significant aurora, but it could increase the KP to the highest it has been since the January 5th aurora.

Here’s an animated GIF of the solar storm launching. This eruption was so slow, that we had to speed up the images to four times the normal speed we show solar events

Slow moving CME launches from filament in the south-center Solar disk on 1/14
Slow moving CME launches from filament in the south-center Solar disk on 1/14

Happy Hunting

Pictures from the Northern Lights visible in Malletts Bay on September 12th, 2014

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Updated 9/14/2014: The photo and time lapse below were featured on last night’s NBC Nightly News! The Northern Lights footage starts at the 12m46s mark.

The Northern Lights were visible from Northern Vermont shortly after 8:30 PM EST. I grabbed my camera gear and ran down to the beach on Lake Champlain to snag this shot:

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The above shot was taken with my Fujifilm X-T1 and Rokinon 12mm lens. The exposure was 10 seconds long at f/2.0 with ISO 1600.

Once I took a few shots, I decided it would be worth running a time lapse. You can see the full timelapse below:

Note: the apparition in the frame may or may not be Champ. Or it could possibly be my neighbor’s Golden Retriever.

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