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Aurora Storm over Laramie, Wyoming - 5 November 2001

The following images were taken with my 1st digital camera (3mb - Sony Mavica) for which I paid $1000 in 2001!  Between 9:05 and 9:44 PM I captured two flair up events with beautiful red-pink rays.  Most of the images were taken between 30 seconds and 2 minutes apart with exposures of 8 seconds.  Photoshop was used to balance contrast, color, and remove graininess.

  9:05   9:06   9:06   9:07   9:11   9:12   9:15   9:15   9:16   9:17   9:21   9:23   9:23   9:26   9:27
  9:39   9:39   9:40   9:40   9:41   9:42   9:43   9:44


Total Lunar Eclipse - 20 February 2008 

The following images were taken in Gresham, Oregon on 20 February 2008 under clear skies (extremely rare for this time of the year).  The images were taken between 6:57 PM to 7:58 PM PST to include 2nd and 3rd contacts (start: 7:01 and ending: 7:51 of totality).  I used my Panasonic DMC-TZ3 for exposures at 4 or 8 seconds.

  6:57   7:02   7:12   7:13   7:15   7:16   7:19   7:22   7:28   7:29   7:31   7:38   7:45   7:48   7:50   7:58  

 Volcanic Ash Sunsets - 29 June 2009

This clip was composed from a 25m38s movie that I took using my Panasonic DMC-TZ3.  Each images was 77 seconds apart starting at 9:22PM, or 22 minutes after sunset on 29 June 2009.  The nearby tree was being hit by moderate breezes.  The camera was set at 3x zoom looking over the northwest horizon.  This was my 4th night in a row with an ash sunset.  It is interesting to see how the yellow to orange to red transitioned over this time period.  For more images go to Sarychev Peak Sunsets - June 2009.

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