Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Is they is, or is they ain't?

Well, I stayed up late to try and photograph any potential northern lights Saturday night/Sunday morning.  The closest we got was a reddish cloud to the north at 3:15 AM.  I'm not sure if it is northern lights, or if it is the  reflection of lights from the village of Grass Lake.  

These are long exposures, so they look a brighter red than the actual sky.  I'm guessing, though, that since the bright light directly on the horizon disappeared as the morning progressed, that it may not be Grass Lake.


Now, these next two shots were taken last night (24th) - the Earth was whallopped with a massive solar storm and there were supposed to be phenomenal auroras.  Certainly the photos coming out of Norway and such were fabulous.  All I saw was a bright greenish light hugging the horizon to the north.


[Update:  Last night I made sure to look at the sky to the north while Toby and I were out for our walk.  No lights.  No haze.  Translation:  it's not Grass Lake!  So, the lights pictured above must've been the northern lights as seen through the layers of clouds.  Imagine what it would've looked like had the nights been clear!]


  1. Not a lot of reward for staying up so late! Probably space aliens.

  2. I admire your tenacity. When I realized that it was going to be a cloudy night, I quickly climbed into my nice warm bed and stayed there.