By far, my favorite aurora display

Submitted by: Lyndon Anderson at Mon Dec 30 00:49:01 2002 UTC

The aurora breakup that occurred sometime around 9:55 p.m. on Thursday, December 26, 2002, was by far the most stunning display of the northern lights that I have seen in my three years of viewing. The photographs taken during that time - don't reflect the beauty of this display. Anyway, during most of this time, I could see purple at the lower edges of the display, which was picked up by the film. Looking north-northeast. Lyndon Anderson, Bismarck, North Dakota, USA. Copyright. http://www.prairiejournal.com

 

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The Moon - March 30, 2004

Submitted by: prairiejournal@prairiejournal.com at Wed Mar 31 02:26:01 2004 UTC

This photograph of the moon was taken in Bismarck, ND, at approximately 6:45 p.m. local time, March 30, 2004 (or 00:45 UTC March 31, 2004). Taken with a Pentax *ist D digital single lens reflex camera and an Orion AstroView 120 ST EQ telescope. Photo by Lyndon Anderson, Bismarck, North Dakota, USA. Copyright. http://www.prairiejournal.com

A weak display

Submitted by: Lyndon Anderson at Sat Oct 18 01:42:01 2003 UTC

This photograph was taken sometime in September 2003. I can't even remember the night, nor do I remember seeing anything. However, this is what the film picked up. Photo by Lyndon Anderson, Bismarck, North Dakota, USA. Copyright. http://www.prairiejournal.com

Northern Lights near Brainerd, MN

Submitted by: Lyndon Anderson at Thu Jul 31 03:46:01 2003 UTC

This photograph was taken northwest of Brainerd, MN, at Cragun's Resort on Saturday evening, July 26, 2003. There was an beautiful substorm from 11:20 to 11:40 p.m. Looking north-northwest. Taken without a tripod (the camera was sitting on a picnic table). I rarely have the opportunity to photograph the northern lights with a lake, trees, and lots of lights in the scene. Photo by Lyndon Anderson, Bismarck, North Dakota, USA. Copyright. http://www.prairiejournal.com


Northern Lights & Mars

Submitted by: Lyndon Anderson at Sat Jul 12 22:55:01 2003 UTC

The northern lights put on a decent show alongwide of Mars. Taken at 12:30 a.m. local time on Saturday, July 12, 2003. Photo by Lyndon Anderson, Bismarck, North Dakota, USA. Copyright. http://www.prairiejournal.com

Daylight Aurora? Not!

Submitted by: Lyndon Anderson at Thu Jul 10 01:57:01 2003 UTC

I watched as this storm built to the west of my location and as it moved to the north. The leading edge of the rain was backlit by the setting sun. For a long time, the scene looked like auroral curtains, with many light areas and many dark areas in the western sky. If you use your imagination, you can "see" aurora in this photograph. Photo by Lyndon Anderson, Bismarck, North Dakota, USA. Copyright. http://www.prairiejournal.com

A Magical Moment (or the anti-equinox aurora)

Submitted by: Lyndon Anderson at Fri Jun 20 01:02:01 2003 UTC

A photograph of the northern lights taken at ~4:15 a.m. on Wednesday, June 18, 2003. The light of dawn was in sharp contrast with the northern lights, and the bright moon lit up the entire scene. It was comfortable out, with no wind - and virtually no mosquitoes. And bright mars could be seen near the moon to the southeast. Looking east. Photo by Lyndon Anderson, Bismarck, North Dakota, USA. Copyright. http://www.prairiejournal.com

Aurora from Feb. 26, 2003

Submitted by: Lyndon Anderson at Thu Feb 27 23:15:01 2003 UTC

This is a photograph from ~9:00 p.m. on Feb. 26, 2003 (03:00 UTC Feb. 27, 2003). I missed the substorm, but captured the tail end of the show. Lyndon Anderson, Bismarck, North Dakota, USA. Copyright. http://www.prairiejournal.com

International Space Station & Jupiter

Submitted by: Lyndon Anderson at Wed Feb 19 04:15:01 2003 UTC

The International Space Station "nears" Jupiter on the evening of Saturday, February 8, 2003. Time is approximately 6:52 p.m., about one hour after sunset. Looking east-northeast. Lyndon Anderson, Bismarck, North Dakota, USA. Copyright. http://www.prairiejournal.com

A Rayed Arc

Submitted by: Lyndon Anderson at Mon Dec 30 01:10:01 2002 UTC

This rayed arc only lasted for a couple of seconds at most - as activity was intense - and quick. Lyndon Anderson, Bismarck, North Dakota, USA. Copyright. http://www.prairiejournal.com

Holiday Colors

Submitted by: Lyndon Anderson at Mon Dec 30 00:42:01 2002 UTC

This scene was photographed looking northwest at approximately 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 26, 2002. I could see a faint red in the sky - which the film easily picked up. A lower, more defined green arc started to form about this time. Lyndon Anderson, Bismarck, North Dakota, USA. Copyright. http://www.prairiejournal.com


The International Space Station & Moon Halo

Submitted by: Lyndon Anderson at Thu Dec 19 04:59:01 2002 UTC

The International Space Station flies directly overhead (88 degrees) at 6:17:28 on December 14, 2002. It is nearing a moon halo in the southeast part of the sky. Lyndon Anderson, Bismarck, North Dakota, USA. Copyright. http://www.prairiejournal.com

An Iridium Flare at Dawn

Submitted by: Lyndon Anderson at Sat Nov 30 18:26:01 2002 UTC

This photograph was taken at 6:32 a.m. on Saturday, November 30, 2002. Exposure time was 10+ seconds - too long to get a good photograph of the brightly lit moon and Venus. However, I held the lens open for 10+ seconds to capture the Iridium flare. Lyndon Anderson, Bismarck, North Dakota, USA. Copyright. http://www.prairiejournal.com

A Thanksgiving Lineup

Submitted by: Lyndon Anderson at Fri Nov 29 23:38:01 2002 UTC

This photograph was taken the morning of Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 28, 2002. The reason I took this photograph - I needed something to do inbetween displays of the northern lights. Plus, I needed to check settings for upcoming mornings when the moon will also be featured along with Venus, Mars and Spica. Lyndon Anderson, Bismarck, North Dakota, USA. Copyright. http://www.prairiejournal.com

The Aurora That "Wasn't"

Submitted by: Lyndon Anderson at Fri Nov 29 23:33:01 2002 UTC

The forecast for this aurora - on Tuesday evening, November 26, 2002 - looked promising. But, every show is unique - and this one quickly fizzled - but not before a photograph of a weak glow was taken. Lyndon Anderson, Bismarck, North Dakota, USA. Copyright. http://www.prairiejournal.com


Photo From November 20, 2002

Submitted by: Lyndon Anderson at Thu Nov 21 23:50:01 2002 UTC

This photo was taken the evening of Wednesday, November 20, 2002. A beautiful show - despite the bright moonlight. Lyndon Anderson, Bismarck, North Dakota, USA. Copyright. http://www.prairiejournal.com

Photo From November 20, 2002

Submitted by: Lyndon Anderson at Thu Nov 21 23:46:01 2002 UTC

This photo was taken the evening of Wednesday, November 20, 2002. A beautiful show - despite the bright moonlight. Lyndon Anderson, Bismarck, North Dakota, USA. Copyright. http://www.prairiejournal.com

The Big Dipper - November 2, 2002

Submitted by: prairiejournal@prairiejournal.com at Mon Nov 4 22:45:01 2002 UTC

The Big Dipper, photographed at approximately 11:45 p.m. on November 2, 2002. Lyndon Anderson, Bismarck, North Dakota, USA. Copyright. http://www.prairiejournal.com

Photograph From November 2, 2002

Submitted by: prairiejournal@prairiejournal.com at Mon Nov 4 22:51:01 2002 UTC

This photograph is from approximately 11:45 p.m. on November 2, 2002. Looking north. This display was way better to view than to photograph. Lyndon Anderson, Bismarck, North Dakota, USA. Copyright. http://www.prairiejournal.com

Photograph From November 2, 2002

Submitted by: prairiejournal@prairiejournal.com at Mon Nov 4 22:51:01 2002 UTC

This photograph was taken at approximately 11 p.m. on November 2, 2002. The aurora was very bright on the horizon. Lyndon Anderson, Bismarck, North Dakota, USA. Copyright. http://www.prairiejournal.com

Photograph From November 2, 2002

Submitted by: prairiejournal@prairiejournal.com at Mon Nov 4 22:51:01 2002 UTC

This is a photograph from approximately 10:45 p.m. on November 2, 2002. The clouds cleared out soon after this photograph was taken. Lyndon Anderson, Bismarck, North Dakota, USA. Copyright. http://www.prairiejournal.com

Photo from November 2, 2002

Submitted by: Lyndon Anderson at Sat Nov 2 18:06:02 2002 UTC

This photo was taken at approximately 5:10 a.m. on Saturday, November 2, 2002. The pulsating aurora was very beautiful to see, but very difficult to photograph. Lyndon Anderson, Bismarck, North Dakota, USA. Copyright. http://www.prairiejournal.com

Photo from November 2, 2002

Submitted by: Lyndon Anderson at Sat Nov 2 18:03:02 2002 UTC

This photo was taken at approximately 5:20 a.m. on Saturday, November 2, 2002. Just seeing the crescent moon rise in the early morning hours was worth the lost sleep. Lyndon Anderson, Bismarck, North Dakota, USA. Copyright. http://www.prairiejournal.com

Photo from November 2, 2002

Submitted by: Lyndon Anderson at Sat Nov 2 17:59:01 2002 UTC

This photo was taken at approximately 4:45 a.m. on Saturday, November 2, 2002. Activity was very evident in the northern sky. Lyndon Anderson, Bismarck, North Dakota, USA. Copyright. http://www.prairiejournal.com

The Aurora - October 24, 2002

Submitted by: Lyndon Anderson at Fri Oct 25 22:33:01 2002 UTC

This wan't a surprise show as I knew that the northern lights were out. What I didn't realize is that the 2+ weeks of cloudy weather would clear off for an hour so I could enjoy a substorm. Lyndon Anderson, Bismarck, North Dakota, USA. Copyright. http://www.prairiejournal.com

The Aurora - October 24, 2002

Submitted by: Lyndon Anderson at Fri Oct 25 22:28:01 2002 UTC

This wan't a surprise show as I knew that the northern lights were out. What I didn't realize is that the 2+ weeks of cloudy weather would clear off for an hour so I could enjoy a substorm. Lyndon Anderson, Bismarck, North Dakota, USA. Copyright. http://www.prairiejournal.com

The Aurora - October 24, 2002

Submitted by: Lyndon Anderson at Fri Oct 25 22:28:01 2002 UTC

This wan't a surprise show as I knew that the northern lights were out. What I didn't realize is that the 2+ weeks of cloudy weather would clear off for an hour so I could enjoy a substorm. Lyndon Anderson, Bismarck, North Dakota, USA. Copyright. http://www.prairiejournal.com

The Aurora - October 24, 2002

Submitted by: Lyndon Anderson at Fri Oct 25 22:25:01 2002 UTC

This wan't a surprise show as I knew that the northern lights were out. What I didn't realize is that the 2+ weeks of cloudy weather would clear off for an hour so I could enjoy a substorm. Lyndon Anderson, Bismarck, North Dakota, USA. Copyright. http://www.prairiejournal.com


The Aurora - October 24, 2002

Submitted by: Lyndon Anderson at Fri Oct 25 22:23:01 2002 UTC

This wan't a surprise show as I knew that the northern lights were out. What I didn't realize is that the 2+ weeks of cloudy weather would clear off for an hour so I could enjoy a substorm. Lyndon Anderson, Bismarck, North Dakota, USA. Copyright. http://www.prairiejournal.com


The Night Sky - October 9, 2002

Submitted by: Lyndon Anderson at Sat Oct 12 23:33:01 2002 UTC

Light pollution is very low in North Dakota as seen in this photograph of the night sky (looking northeast) on Wednesday, October 9, 2002. A subtle display of the northern lights can also be seen in this photograph. Lyndon Anderson, Bismarck, North Dakota, USA. Copyright. http://www.prairiejournal.com

Photo of October 2, 2002, Show

Submitted by: Lyndon Anderson at Sun Oct 6 03:23:01 2002 UTC

This image was taken at approximately 11:45 p.m. on Tuesday, October 2, 2002. It was a color photo, converted to black and white. I just thought it would be fun to show an aurora photograph in black and white - as we all strive so hard to take photos of the aurora just to show the colors. Lyndon Anderson, Bismarck, North Dakota, USA. Copyright. http://www.prairiejournal.com

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