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    Aurora Borealis alert: evening of October 30, 2021

    Nothing is a guarantee when it comes to aurora in the lower latitudes, but the conditions are considered to be likely on Saturday night.

    A solar coronal mass ejection happened on the sun a few days ago, and it was aimed directly at Earth. They measure the conditions that create aurora in an index scale called "KP" and it is forecast to be a 7. The scale goes up to 9. This is higher than I have seen it for a very long time.

    Aurora Borealis alert: evening of October 30, 2021-northamerica_7.png
    https://www.gi.alaska.edu/monitors/aurora-forecast

    I have a pre-planned photo-shoot location that has a dark northern sky view. I just wish it was at water to allow reflection. Hope for clear skies for everybody.


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    Re: Aurora Borealis alert: evening of October 30, 2021

    *sigh* Raining here. My one big chance....
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    Re: Aurora Borealis alert: evening of October 30, 2021

    Quote Originally Posted by Dangerspouse View Post
    *sigh* Raining here. My one big chance....
    I will be getting rain here between 7pm to 1am. At least we had a break from the Nor'easter's rain this afternoon.
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    Re: Aurora Borealis alert: evening of October 30, 2021

    Quote Originally Posted by hark View Post
    I will be getting rain here between 7pm to 1am. At least we had a break from the Nor'easter's rain this afternoon.
    It sure has been soggy around here lately, hasn't it? Are you still getting mosquitoes out by you, Cindy? It's brutal here - and I don't think I've ever seen them around here this late in the year.
    "Mankind will not attain its ultimate perfection until the last stone from the last church falls on the head of the last priest." Émile Zola (attributed)

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    Re: Aurora Borealis alert: evening of October 30, 2021

    Quote Originally Posted by Dangerspouse View Post
    It sure has been soggy around here lately, hasn't it? Are you still getting mosquitoes out by you, Cindy? It's brutal here - and I don't think I've ever seen them around here this late in the year.
    Yes, there are still mosquitoes here. Usually our township sprays this residential section, but for whatever reason, it wasn't done this year. I wish the rain had come in a few weeks ago. It's the amount of rain that determines the intensity of fall colors. The colors are okay but not as vibrant as they've been some years.
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    Re: Aurora Borealis alert: evening of October 30, 2021

    Southern Wisconsin had clear skies, I was out until some mist started. Nothing to see except a few spectacular meteors. One was nearly a fireball, but it was in-between exposures of my camera. But no green glowy stuff.

    I did have a backup plan. I've been burned by these forecasts before. Had a 2nd camera, telephoto lens ready, and my tracking mount. Heart and Soul nebulas were the plan. But in the middle of doing a 2-star calibration of my tracking mount my D7000 battery ran out of power while I was tethered to my notebook PC and in LiveView to see the star I was trying to center in frame. After changing battery, it was stuck in "ERR" and of course in the dark nothing is an obvious fix. It was after I got home that I pushed the shutter release button and the shutter then closed and camera worked again. I really need to remember that for the next time.
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    Re: Aurora Borealis alert: evening of October 30, 2021

    ​checked at 1am and 5am nothing here.

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    Re: Aurora Borealis alert: evening of October 30, 2021

    This was my view north for 2 hours in a time-lapse. Not even one of the meteors were captured in a frame. 20 second exposures, ISO 800, f/2.0 on D750 and Sigma 20mm f/1.4 Art.

    https://i.imgur.com/pjDl83V.mp4

    My Cameras My Nikon Lenses Other Lenses
    D750 24-120mm f/4 Sigma 20mm f/1.4 Art
    D7000 50mm f/1.8G Sigma 150-600mm f/5.6-6.3 C
    D600 (infrared converted) 70-200mm f/2.8G VR Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 Art
    Lumix DMC-ZS6 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5D Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Di VC USD
    18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD
    500mm f/8 reflex

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    Re: Aurora Borealis alert: evening of October 30, 2021

    Aurora Borealis alert: evening of October 30, 2021
    Quote Originally Posted by Dangerspouse View Post
    It sure has been soggy around here lately, hasn't it? Are you still getting mosquitoes out by you, Cindy? It's brutal here - and I don't think I've ever seen them around here this late in the year.
    Terrible in NY but getting back to normal. We live on a lake so I'm used to our 'regulars'. Mid to late summer we got crazy with what I think are Asian Tiger mosquitoes. They have been around for a few years now but not like this year. Smaller, aggressive, and they feed in the daylight too. If you see them, you probably already got bit. I could not be outside for more than 2 minutes before these things would attack. I found this a few years ago in search of a repellent that was camera-safe. Popular DEET formulas ruin everything hey touch. I've messed up so many plastic things and fishing equipment over the years using deet based repellents. This stuff is great. Maybe not the best choice for a night in the jungle but this won't ruin your camera and it does not have an offensive smell. I used a few drops everyday for the past couple months. I heard OFF now has a Picaridin based product but I have not tried it. You can get this at Amazon or the big sporting goods stores. (Cabelas, BassPro, Rei, etc)

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    Re: Aurora Borealis alert: evening of October 30, 2021

    I have never seen an aurora. I was in north Texas when there was an event there, but still, I didn't see it.
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