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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!  🙂

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’ve 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!