Northern Lights and Jupiter

July 03, 2003

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Provided by: Daniel Girard, Club d'astronomie Sirius du Saguenay
Summary authors & editors: Daniel Girard

This photo of the green-colored northern lights was taken on May 21, 2003 at 11:00 p.m. local time in the village of St-Honoré-de-Chicoutimi, about 20 km (12 miles) north of Saguenay's Fjord in Quebec, Canada. Here, at 48.5 degrees north latitude, auroras are often visible in autumn and winter, but as the daylight period lengthens in spring and summer, they're more difficult to observe. Note that the brilliant Jupiter is easy to see -- near the center of the picture.

Photo Specifications: Reflex Fujica camera with 24mm lens at f/3.5 using Fuji Superia X-tra 400 film (40 second exposure).

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