MILKY WAY 9286
On the night of August 11th & 12th, 2012 some friends and I spent the entire night out watching for the Perseid meteors, an annual event that happens each year in August. At the peak of meteor activity we saw over 60 per hour. The Milky Way Galaxy was also a visual treat throughout the night.
From The Milky Way Galaxy
"Southeast Aurora - July 15, 2012"
You know it's an excellent display of the northern lights when the best views are no longer to the north! This particular formation of the Aurora was actually emanating up from the southeast horizon!
"Aurora Borealis over the Border"
Northern Lights on September 26, 2011 - I was standing on the U.S. side of the U.S./Canada border in Northeast Minnesota when I took this picture. If you look closely you can see a couple of small red lights from communication towers on the horizon. Those towers are in Ontario, Canada.
"Aurora Storm - August 6, 2011"
Here is a view that shows just how strong this geomagnetic storm was. This vantage point of the Spirit Tree is actually looking East/Southeast. Most of the time when shooting the northern lights at the tree I have to shoot the other profile of it, which is looking to the North. I've always wanted to get a nice strong aurora so I could photograph them behind the tree from this other angle, which is a more Southeasterly direction. Well, on August 6th, 2011 I got my wish!