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September 5, 2012 Auroras

Grand Rapids, MN

The interplanetary magnetic field dropped south, so I went out to the cabin to shoot any auroras that decided to show up. I got out to the shooting location early enough to time lapse the receding twilight, and then the auroras showed up. It wasn't a terribly late outing for me as the moon rose by around midnight, and some high, thin clouds moved in, reducing the contrast.

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The early part of the show featured a multi-colored aurora.
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The colors went away, but the reflections in the water were nice.
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The moon soon rose, diminishing the contrast.
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8mm shot showing a second band just to my south.
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High, thin clouds moved in, but the auroras shone behind them.

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