Mid Summer Aurora

August 06, 2004

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

This gorgeous photo of the northern lights was taken from St-Elzéar, Québec, Canada on July 16 (3 weeks ago). A new Moon, clear skies and a rather active Sun collaborated on this mid summer's night to produce the above aurora. Note the band of white light along the horizon. For much of June and July, at latitudes higher than about 55 degrees, the northern horizon is never completely dark.

Photo details: Fisheye lens, 15 second exposure, 1,600 ASA.

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