LUNAR HALO

Last week’s solar activity made many aurorae hunters around the globe very excited. For Australian photographers, the height of possible auroral activity occurred during the day – where the light from the sun overpowers any auroral light. 

Photographer Julie Head said she, “Was out hunting for the aurora last night [September 12], which didn’t eventuate. Just happened to turn around and face north and noticed the halo around the moon, looking seaward. It was really quite pretty”. 

Julie didn’t come out empty handed, while the auroral activity wasn’t as extreme as some predicted, she was still able to catch a weak aurora earlier in the night (see link): http://bit.ly/Xfd6Mm

-CB

IMAGE CREDIT AND COPYRIGHT: Julie Head, ISO 1600; f/2.8; 2.4 seconds, at 24 mm, September 13, 3:45am

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