Astro photography


Aurora, April 11, 2010. It has been several years since I've seen an aurora this bright and active where I live. This photograph was taken from the field in front of my home.

Activity on the Sun triggers aurorae, and it has been at solar minimum for the past couple of years. The Sun is showing signs of increased activity now, and we can expect more frequent aurorae in the years ahead.

This photograph was featured as the SkyNews Magazine Photo of the Week, and it was published in the July/August 2010 issue of SkyNews Magazine.

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