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Not Quite the Northern Lights

Cathedral of the Pines, Rindge, NH

With all the articles about the recent solar flare toward Earth and the geomagnetic storm that happened this week, and the hope that the aurora borealis would be visible in New England, last night I took a drive up to the Cathedral of the Pines in Rindge, NH. Turns out, those who got to see it (barely) were up on Mt. Washington in the White Mountains, or even more north in Maine and Canada around 9 p.m. We waited outside, with a few others who had the same idea, until about 12:00 a.m. until we decided to drive home. Even though I didn't get to see it, I got to play around with night and star photography, which I've been wanting to do for awhile now. I think I have a better handle on it and will be experimenting with star trails more. I also tried out time lapse for the first time, and even though this video is only 1 second, it took at least, 10-15 minutes to make with each frame taking 30 seconds to expose. I really like the result- or what would have been the result, if I had waited longer and didn't mind the cold. I hope to be doing more substantial time lapse as well!

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