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Aurora from Connecticut

Barbie Heid

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Unfortunately, the clouds didn't break until 1:30 am, so I didn't have time to travel to a place of complete darkness. This is the view from Madison, Connecticut, with a Kelvin of 2170 and 4000, respectively.

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Nice photo. Congrats! Have You any red/violet colours of aurora at your location too? Or You accidentally missed maximum of activity? I didn't watched this time, but still remember similar extraordinary event in November 2003, when auroras migrated extremally south with impressing dynamics and set of colours.
You Americans are more lucky than we Europeans due to tilted magnetic poles in Your favour... Anyway, when You go to northern countries, You see that typical auroras are green, , other colours are rare. When auroras become really strong, red&violet show. Subsequently, they reach lower latitude (not only due to shift in auroral oval range, but also these colours are created higher above Earth) . So most photos from low latitude spots are of those red&violet structures. At least in mid-latitude Europe.
Regards,
-J.
 
Nice photo. Congrats! Have You any red/violet colours of aurora at your location too? Or You accidentally missed maximum of activity? I didn't watched this time, but still remember similar extraordinary event in November 2003, when auroras migrated extremally south with impressing dynamics and set of colours.
You Americans are more lucky than we Europeans due to tilted magnetic poles in Your favour... Anyway, when You go to northern countries, You see that typical auroras are green, , other colours are rare. When auroras become really strong, red&violet show. Subsequently, they reach lower latitude (not only due to shift in auroral oval range, but also these colours are created higher above Earth) . So most photos from low latitude spots are of those red&violet structures. At least in mid-latitude Europe.
Regards,
-J.
Thank you! No, we had cloud cover until it was just about over. Folks who went earlier did get reds.
 
Excellent image. Very peaceful. Didn't see anything where I live. It was cloudy or raining almost every night.
Thanks for sharing,
barondla
Thank you! We didn't even get out there until 1:30 am; it was cloudy all night until then here too.
 
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