There has been a solar storm raging over the last 2 days. Holes in the corona allow high speed plasma to escape the Sun and fly out to impact Earth – if the hole is facing Earthwards.
As usual it has been cloudy and wet in Northern Ireland but I managed to catch this last night. The almost full Moon has illuminated the foreground and clouds.
I have learnt recently about the importance of the histogram in night sky photography and am trying to “fill my histogram” and keep the peaks to the left to ensure a good exposure with lots of data – seems to be working.
Carrickhugh, Ballykelly, Co. Londonderry overlooking Lough Foyle.
Canon 5D mark 2 with Canon 24mm f/1.4 L lens. 4 second exposure at ISO 1600 and f/2.2.
Aurora parameters when taken: Kp = 4, IMF Total = 13.7 nT, 8.8 nT south. Local magnetometer reading: 115.7 nT