Thursday, December 12, 2019

Geminid Meteor Shower

We have had some pretty depressing weather lately with all the cloud cover.  Night sky photography has been hopeless.  I have not run my good night camera for quite a while.  I do run my other 3 cameras 24/7.  I do review the time lapses every morning and for the most part, they have been VERY boring....  Last night however, we had some freak clearing of the clouds with a full moon and it makes for a beautiful sky, especially when put into motion.  Then, as an added bonus, we had a very nice fireball (meteor) around 6:00am.  We are very close to the peak time for the Geminid meteor shower.  I verified with Robert Lunsford from the American Meteor Society that this is not a Geminid meteor.  Timing wise it is close, but it is coming from the wrong direction, so it is a random meteor.


The skies were beautiful for moments last night when the clouds parted...  Here is a time lapse from Cam 2 and Cam 3 that includes the fireball.


If interested in more information about the Geminid Meteor Shower, this is a very good link.  They will be peaking on December 14th.....

Monday, November 25, 2019

A Very Close Lightning Strike.....

This one was a little too close for comfort....


Tuesday, October 1, 2019

A Nice Fireball (meteor) and a Brief Aurora Show

Last night we had a "Two-Fer".....  A nice fireball and a brief Aurora show.  Very rare to get both in one night....


Here is a time lapse starting with the meteor and fades into the Aurora show....



Sunday, September 8, 2019

Incredible Electrical Storm.....

When they stop a Husky game for 2 and a half hours due to lightning.....  You know it's serious.  And it was....  My cams picked up several nice images last night.  Here are a couple of my favorites:



I put together a compilation from all four cams.  It was an impressive storm.....


Sunday, September 1, 2019

Northern Lights Last Night.....

We had a nice Aurora show last night.  It actually went on all night with varying intensity. 
Here is one of the best single images.



Here is a brief snippet of some of the most intense action last night.


Here a a link to the full night time lapse unedited.  Requires a fast internet connection and should be watched full screen in a darkened room for best results.


Wednesday, August 28, 2019