Northern Lights Oct 9, 2012

I wasn’t even going to go out tonight. I saw that there was some activity going on that could see some northern lights forming, but I had too much work to do from weddings… plus I was feeling very lazy. I was watching the activity steadily increase and photos coming in from other chasers Spencer Sills and Dave Patrick. At 5 to 11 the Kp forcast was set to go up to 7.6! So, I decided it was time to get out there and take some photos. My cousin had mentioned a wind farm in Shelburne, ON  that I wanted to check out – so I got out there as fast as I could (within the speed limit obviously ;)

Panoramic shot of the Milky Way and Northern Lights

Northern Lights behind Windmills at  Melancthon II Wind Plant

Northern Lights and Melancthon II Wind Plant

Northern Lights and  Meteor from Draconid Meteor Shower

Windmills and northern lights at Melancthon II Wind Plant

Northern Lights erupting into streaks as I was on my way home

My faithful companion who sat out freezing in a field with me for over an hour!

I call this one, “The Porschern Lights” lol

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