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Red sky at Night

Uploaded by: treeman

Monday October 24, 2011

Colby, KS (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: At 8:27pm central time this is what I spotted looking North. The Big Dipper is present. Do not know what caused the red color in the sky. Almost like the Northern Lights. Can someone help me out?

Manufacturer: Canon

Model: Canon EOS Kiss X2

Orientation: top - left

x-Resolution: 72.00

y-Resolution: 72.00

Resolution Unit: Inch

YCbCr Positioning: co-sited

Exposure Time: 15 sec.

FNumber: f/4.0

Exposure Program: Manual

ISO Speed Ratings: 800

Exif Version: Exif Version 2.21

Components Configuration: Y Cb Cr -

Shutter speed: -4.00 EV (APEX: 0, 16 sec.)

Aperture: 4.00 EV (f/4.0)

Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV

Metering Mode: Center-Weighted Average

Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.

Focal Length: 28.0 mm

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SubsecTime: 03

SubSecTimeOriginal: 03

SubSecTimeDigitized: 03

FlashPixVersion: FlashPix Version 1.0

Color Space: sRGB

PixelXDimension: 4272

PixelYDimension: 2848

Focal Plane x-Resolution: 4865.60

Focal Plane y-Resolution: 4876.71

Focal Plane Resolution Unit: Inch

Custom Rendered: Normal process

Exposure Mode: Manual exposure

White Balance: Auto white balance

Scene Capture Type: Standard

InteroperabilityIndex: R98

InteroperabilityVersion: 0100

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16. Njaal
3:16 PM GMT on July 09, 2012
Very beautiful nightshot.And congratulatioin with a nice catch of aurora.
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15. Bluesmaster
5:34 PM GMT on October 25, 2011
Very beautiful, congratulations!
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14. katy99780
4:59 PM GMT on October 25, 2011
LOVE this photo treeman! 100% GORGEOUS!

And CONGRATULATIONS on the AC!
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13. MRSJAAK
4:32 PM GMT on October 25, 2011
Yep, it was the Northern Lights. But... the photo of the Big Dipper is just gorgeous! I love it!
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12. ChrisAnthemum
4:03 PM GMT on October 25, 2011
Great image, treeman! Some others have been brighter, but yours has that lovely Dipper in it! Congratulations on a well-earned AC!
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11. CythiaSue
12:43 PM GMT on October 25, 2011
Wow the big dipper full of northern lights! This is a treat!
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10. beanhead
12:25 PM GMT on October 25, 2011
Fabulous...but I'm just trying to figure out how I missed seeing them here!
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9. treeman
12:00 PM GMT on October 25, 2011
Wow what treat never thought I could see them from Colby Ks. Thanks for the help
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8. gingyb
11:41 AM GMT on October 25, 2011
Great capture
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7. Kennebunker
10:38 AM GMT on October 25, 2011
Amazing! What a rare treat - the Dipper and the Aurora in one fell swoop. Looks like a ladle full of flames! Kudos to you, and congratulations on the AC recognition!
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6. mcgino
8:52 AM GMT on October 25, 2011
Lucky you! Fabulous image of an aurora!!
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5. katy99780
5:26 AM GMT on October 25, 2011
NORTHERN LIGHTS!
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4. RenoSoHill
4:39 AM GMT on October 25, 2011
Great framing for the Big Dipper!
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3. wfs33
4:25 AM GMT on October 25, 2011
Outstanding indeed. I am saving the EXIF info for someday when I might try to emulate you.

Thanks for taking the time and effort.
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2. got2dogs
3:48 AM GMT on October 25, 2011
love the way you caught the Big Dipper in your shot and many thanks to Pamshubby for the explanation of this phenomenon
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1. Pamshubby
2:47 AM GMT on October 25, 2011
Your correct in assuming it's the northern lights, congrats on catching a view of it in Colby!

AURORAS IN THE USA--NOW! Northern Lights have spilled across the Canadian border into the contiguous USA. Observers report auroras as far south as Arkansas, Kansas, Tennessee, Missouri, Indiana, Maryland, New York, and Ohio. The display was caused by the CME impact described below.

CME IMPACT: A CME hit Earth's magnetic field on Oct. 24th at approximately 1800 UT (02:00 pm EDT). Acording to analysts at the Goddard Space Weather Lab, the impact caused a strong compression of Earth's magnetic field, allowing solar wind to penetrate all the way down to geosynchronous orbit for a brief period between 19:06 UT and 19:11 UT.
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I am a northwestern Kansas wheat farmer and also have a tree farm. I have always carried a camera with me and enjoy taking pictures. Blessings to all. "Boy" I love WunderPhoto I can take a trip and never leave the farm.

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