Aurora Borealis visited Ohio last night 07-16-2012 !
Well after the thunderstorms blew through last night it cleared off and I was able to capture photographic Auroras in southern Ohio.
Around midnight, I could see the faint red glow, and some purple, with and occasional green bands, but it was definitely faint.
They showed up better photographically. I shot this image from my friend Williams backyard in New Carlisle, Ohio.
William Trost and I watched the Boulder, Colorado Magnetometer & The Space weather website and can see the reading live online…while imaging in Ohio and when it peaked up to 6.6, I could see the red glow on the horizon, and knew it was time to take a shot!
The Aurora is red & purple glow to the lower right, below the Big Dipper, Little Dipper, & Draco. It varied from about 20 to 30 degrees off the northern horizon for us last night!
The constellations of Bootes,Corona Borealis, Hercules are also visible to the upper left.
Canon Rebel Xsi & 8mm lens F4 (cropped)
ISO 800, 41 second exposure
07-16-2012 12:22pm E.S.T.
New Carlisle, Ohio (just North of Dayton)