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Northern lights at Canada's far south!

Susquatch

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The Northern lights are very seldom seen in Southern Ontario - maybe once every 10 years or so. Tonight they are better than I've ever seen them here before......

Looking East
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Looking West
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I'm really impressed at my phones night time photos. Both are hand held 5sec timed exposures!
 

DPittman

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I don't know if they were visible last night here in southern Alberta, the sunset was certainly beautiful but that's about all I could muster to stay up for. Getting old before you're old really sucks.

Beautiful pictures @Susquatch ....Samsung phone?
 

Tecnico

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Saw some last night, the last time I saw them I was a child.

Here (NS) they were faint and mostly greyish with some slight green and pink. I was surprised to see anything because it was supposed to be cloudy, we got a quick view about midnight.

Spectacular photos @Susquatch!

Tonight is predicted to be cloudy, maybe we’ll get lucky…..

D :cool:
 

Susquatch

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Beautiful pictures @Susquatch ....Samsung phone?

Yes. It has some kind of digital image stabilization. Even when you wiggle the phone, the image stays in one place. I can do up to 30 seconds, and I taken star photos. The Northern Lights started to wash out at 10. Amazing compared to what film used to be like.
 

Upnorth

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Too bad. It was awesome and would have been even better in the Sault.

I thought you were a Maritimes guy?
I live in Nova Scotia but I work in Sault Saint Marie. Where I live was described as the "low wage ghetto of Canada". Not really worth it to work there. Sault Saint Marie has become my second home.
 

JustaDB

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I don't know if they were visible last night here in southern Alberta...
They were, despite thin cloud cover. Myself & two of the littluns hit a country road to escape some of the light pollution around 10:30 & watched for an hour or so. Not much colour visible (some light pink/salmon) and the clouds made for more blobs of light rather than distinct shapes, but at least now they can say they've seen the aurora. Came home & had a peek at the sky again around 12:30, there was a bit more colour directly overhead but visibility was spoiled by the light pollution.

I've been getting emailed notifications for years now.

Growing up on the farm I saw them dozens of times.

Update: Apparently around 1:30 the sky cleared & the shapes & green colours were apparent, even w/ the light pollution.
 
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