I have always had a passing interest in astronomy but it was not to little more than 4 years ago that I was truly bitten by the astronomy bug. Astrophotography now plays a major role in my life so much so I spend my days monitoring weather and spaceweather websites. By night I tour the county of Donegal in the northwest of Ireland, where I was born and raised, seeking out the idyllic foregrounds to complement the regions famously dark skies.
When heading to bed on the 19th Febuary 2013 I just happened to take a peek at the space weather website and much to my surprise a strong southward Bz component meant that aurorae were possible. Due to the short notice I stayed at home and waited for the clouds to part and as look would have just before 4am the skies clear and the was a brief period were the aurora was fairly active. Light pollution interfered but still very pleased to catch the aurora from good old Killygordon.
Lokofoto - 12" x 8.5"
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