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Auroras & Atmospherics
LocationLinn Co., Kansas, USA.
DateDec. 30, 2007, 7:31 pm CST
Equipment84 second exposure with Canon Rebel XTi and a 16mm Nikkor lens @ f/4 at ISO 800.
DescriptionThis image depicts the change that has occurred in the red airglow, both in size and position (as well as shape). Where the zodiacal light cone would be you can faintly see a touch of blue and yellow airglow as well. This image was started nearly 45 minutes after it had become fully dark - the brightening near the horizon is not laggard twilight, but van Rhijn brightening of the overall airglow layer.
DateJan 20, 2008, 5:32PM
EquipmentSnapshot with handheld Sony DSC-V3
DescriptionA vortex, probably from a passing plane, seems to be suspended in a display of colorful nacreous clouds after sunset. The vortex was writhing and corkscrewing, giving a stunning 3-dimensional effect.
DateDEC 15th 2007 10 AM
DescriptionSun dogs at sunrise.
EquipmentCanon EOS350D, 59sec exposure, ISO200, f/13
DescriptionSummer-thundercloud, illuminated by lightning, moves across the starry night sky of the Oberkochen valley in Germany.
LocationBerkeley Hills, CA
Date2007 Nov 4th, 5:15pm PST
EquipmentCanon TX1, 65mm f5.6
DescriptionAtmospheric layers over the Pacific Ocean fragment the sun as it sets behind the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island, at left.
LocationKingston, Ontario, Canada
DateSaturday September 1, 2007 @ 10:25pm
EquipmentCanon Rebel XT with Sigma 17-70 lens @ 17mm, F4, ISO 800 for 30 seconds. A standard camera tripod was used.
DescriptionWhile photographing late night reflections on the lake under a dark sky, a brief aurora disply illuminated the northern horizon.
EquipmentCanon Digital Rebel XT, 35-85mm objective on a tripod, expo 4s, iso 100.
DescriptionIt was a wonderful display of Noctilucent clouds with changing and moving structures all night, they almost look "electric", a night to remember.
DateJune 19, 2007 9:23pm
EquipmentCanon S2 IS on Bogen tripod
DescriptionUnique alignment of Moon, Regulus, Saturn, Venus and Noctilucent clouds over Yakima, Washington.
Date14 April 2007 9:15pm
EquipmentCanon powershot A95
DescriptionDepicting thunders over Shiraz are frames which have been captured from a film I recorded 2 months ago on April the 14th. The mountain in all of the photos is Mount. Derak, located in the north west of the city. We had an unprecedented thunder storm in here that night, and I took the risk to go above the roof while many thunderbolts were hitting the ground someplace not much far from where I was, as it can be seen in the images.
PhotographerAmir Hossein Abolfath
EquipmentCanon Eos 20D
DescriptionIt was 9:10 and I was looked up and see something strange, A cloud but was not exactly a cloud. It was shining blue and move fast. At that time there was no sunshine to bright that. So that was the shine of itself. After jast 20 min my friend, Asghar Kabiri was saw that 900 km away from Tehran in Sa'adat shahr. There is many reports from many other places of Iran like Semnan, Asalooye and etc. So, It was too high. that was shining like Comet McNaught and the brightest point was -3 Mag. Note: NASA confirmed the object was a rocket stage expelling its unspent fuel.