Lance Taylor
Image taken:
Aug. 6, 2011
Edmonton, AB, Canada
I headed out to Cooking Lake Blackfoot area near Edmonton, AB to try out my new AstroTrac unit for the very first time. Instead, I spent most of the night taking Northern photos. It was the most impressive display I've seen in years. Observed from 10:00 PM to 3:00 AM and the sky was pulsing from horizon to horizon in every direction. We watched Juipter rise through the glowing sky, and even the ISS made a pass overhead. After the Geomagnetic storm we were then treated to a fantastic thunderstorm with a freakish amount of ground strike lightning in it. An amazing and memorable night of observing indeed.
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