Aurora Borealis Houghton Michigan the night of Aug 26-27 2015 10PM to 130 AM EDT; with a near full moon and fog was a problem to keep wiping the lens. The Aurora was way beyond my lens across the sky and overhead.
One clue to see there is going to be an Aurora storm is that green band across the northern sky at the beginning (9:53 pm).
Aurora Borealis Houghton Michigan the night of Aug 26-27 2015 109PM to 130 AM EDT; with a near full moon and fog was a problem to keep wiping the lens.
Maybe somebody got even better pictures with a fish-eye lens high speed camera
The Aug 26-27 2015 Aurora was also way overhead, this looking straight up
View Video March 17, 2015 Aurora Borealis Upper Michigan USA (time lapse of pictures into a video of 6 frames per sec.): We had a St. Patrick's Day storm afterall at Houghton Michigan, only this year, March 17, 2015, it was a geomagnetic storm. The Aurora Borealis was slightly visible right after sunset and very active G4 storm at 9:00 -11:00pm EST, Batteries ran out, and there was a break, with recharged batteries I saw the aurora was active again from 12:00 to 1:00 am EST March 18, 2015. View the Aurora Borealis Upper Michigan as 2 frames per second (slower)
I was out on the ice on the lake and it was very slippery. Another phenomenon that shook me up was the ice made a loud "kaboom" every once in a while when it was cracking, probably jolted the camera also.
We had a St. Patrick's Day storm afterall at Houghton Michigan, only this year, March 17, 2015, it was a geomagnetic storm. The Aurora Borealis was slightly visible right after sunset and very active G4 storm at 9:00 -11:00pm EST. The storm was caused by a Coronal Mass Ejection or "CME" that exploded off the sun, for several hours the storm was rated a G4-Class storm with a KP of 8.
Website Gallery to show you can get Aurora Borealis pictures and time lapse in Houghton Michigan and Keweenaw area of the Upper Peninsula
Aurora Borealis Northern Lights September 18-19, 2014 6 fps Houghton Michigan, Upper Peninsula. This night was affected by haze and humidity, lake breeze fogged up lens at times. A dim faded glow to a glow and then kind of suddenly some spikes12:11 am Aurora Borealis 6 frames per second version
Aurora Borealis September 11-12, 2014 6 fps Upper Peninsula Michigan Houghton 6 frames per second.
Includes a moonrise segment which later did affect the lighting of the aurora. Not continuous, shot about 10 pm to 1 pm.
Aurora Borealis 2 frames per second version
Aurora Borealis Northern Lights Houghton Michigan Upper Peninsula August 28 2014 Approx. Time 1:00 am EDT Approx. Loc. 47.08 88.55 The NOAA Space Weather Alert screenshot was not at that time, but shows the space weather event. Click for bigger picture of above Aurora image
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