Holiday Aurora

January 01, 2003


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

Some parts of eastern North America were not only treated to a White Christmas but to a splendid aurora as well. This photo, taken near Cap-Rouge, Quebec on December 26, shows emerald and lime colored curtains decorating the night sky. It was taken with a Coolpix 995 camera using 400ASA film and an exposure of 15 seconds. Note that the low-hanging clouds are brightened by the long exposure as well as by reflection from the city lights.

Happy New Year!

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