Being outside when the temperature was only +20F/-29C was like watching the light show just after freeze up in late September not early January. I made my first trip out to film just after midnight, and at that time the sky was covered with various shades of green aurora.
|Shimming lights over the homestead|
In this photo most of the aurora is a sheet but there is also some descending curtains that have a very weak mix of red along their upper edges.
Here is a photo showing lots of green with the cloud cover reflecting orange from all the lights on the horizon.
Here we have a all green auroral corona with its rayed bands spreading out in all directions.
A lovely green swirl pattern developed as the first active episode started to fade away.
I went back out two hours later and the lights were more on the horizon in narrow bands, the big sheet type had disappeared.
I filmed a couple neat formations and when I got back in the house and looked at one of my shots there was a red fox off in the distance, I’m sure wondering what I was doing.
Here is a photo of the fox that I managed to get just as I was getting camera gear ready to go in the house. The fox was running about looking for scrapes that my dogs may have left laying around. A special way to end a lovely night of aurora watching.