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Northern Lights over Little Stone Lake

My first ever time lapse video of the Northern Lights! 20 minutes during the heart of the storm reduced to a 30 second video. Location: Little Stone Lake in Northern Minnesota from 3:13 to 3:33 am early in the morning on July 23, 2015. Music: Largo from the New World Symphony legally downloaded from the Internet Archive.

Oh yes … the loons were yodeling like crazy during the height of the solar storm! ¬†ūüôā

Aurora Borealis Time Lapse Video

Still Images from Last Night’s Aurora Display

  • Sony NEX-5t Mirrorless Camera
  • ISO = 1,600
  • Aperture = 3.5
  • Exposure = 8 seconds

Images from the Solar Storm!
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Two Photographs Before Things Really Got Started
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The Aurora Hunter’s Wife! (Yr. 2: Day 56)

My wife, Molly, is a freelance writer for Lake Superior Magazine,¬†and maintains her own blog. This morning she posted a story about the life of an aurora hunters spouse. Sound familiar for any of you?! LOL! I think she could have just as easily written the entire same article about birding! Here is an excerpt from her article … as well as the link to the full content:

I‚Äôve gotten used to living with an Aurora Hunter. ¬†The constant monitoring of atmospheric indicators. ¬†The blips and beeps that go off night and day from apps informing him of favorable conditions. ¬†Flinging around mysterious terms like Kp index, solar wind speed, Bz and coronal mass ejection. ¬†And the nocturnal trips out into the dark and cold. ¬†All in search of Northern Lights. (read full article on Molly’s blog, Superior Footprints)

Molly was a good sport, and she went Aurora chasing with me on my second straight night out watching the Northern Lights. Here are two¬†photos from last night, with Molly: (see my prior’s night’s efforts when the Aurora display was even more awe inspiring)

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Oh yes … I still went birding after a nap … found this American Black Duck duo!
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