Impressionist Aurora

October 08, 2002


Provided by: Philippe Moussette
Summary authors & editors: Jim Foster; Philippe Moussette

Like an impressionist painting of the sky, this beautiful aurora was captured on film last month, September 7, 2002 at Mont Cosmos observatory in St-Elzéar, Québec, Canada. It was taken with a Pentax ME super camera (15 mm lens, f 3.5) on fuji color 1600 film, using a 15 second exposure. With the Sun setting earlier and earlier each night, October is often a good month for viewing auroras, even if you don't happen to live in Canada.

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