a few selected images of this nights CME impact event, not visible
to the naked the Kp reached 9 for several hours and was elevated
over 8 for the entire night. Monsoon clouds moved in at midnight,
but at 11pm the activity rose sharply for two frames! All exposures
are with my canon Xti set for ASA800, and an 8mm f/3.5 fish eye
lens for 5 minute exposures.
frames from sequence:
Below, right after
it just barely got dark, you can still see the sky is blue and
the faint pink glow covers the entire northern sky.
The display let
up a bit half an hour later...
11pm then it got
very intense near the horizon - look at that pink!
More extended pinks
6 minutes later. Remember, the robotic barn door took these shots
while I was asleep.
Just before midnight,
the display was fading out. Normal sky was returning.
The entire sequence.
It goes from upper left, down then back up row 2 then down. At
the end on the right the clouds moving in! The red light on the
right side was a fire on the rim flaring up.