I haven’t seen the northern lights since I was a kid. I know they happen in my area, but if you’re not outside at the right time, you never see them. My husband worked late on September 1st, and when I went outside to greet him, there they were. The northern lights.

Also, I can’t believe I forgot to post these pictures until now. Good lord. That’s me, always on top of things.

I grabbed the camera and tripod and went out onto the back deck. In order to see the colors in the night sky, I set the shutter speed to 30 seconds. That means the shutter is open for 30 seconds, letting in all that light. Unfortunately that was too long, and that’s why the stars look blurry – by the time the shutter closed, the stars had moved. But that’s ok. I learn as I go.

(Yes, those are power lines. I forgot about those as I took the pictures.)

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We sat outside and watched them for about a half hour before they faded completely. I’ve been keeping an eye out but haven’t seen them since. If they come around again I’ll be back outside with the camera.

See you later!

2 thoughts on “Northern Lights”

  1. Ohhhh! I’m so happy for you that you got to see the Northern Lights and even happier that you shared your photos. I’ve never seen them and am surprised they don’t last long. Hope you get to see them again this year.

    1. They come and go so unexpectedly, it’s not surprising I haven’t seen them in years. I’ve been keeping an eye open but haven’t seen them since.

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