Northern Lights – Nova Scotia

A couple of days ago, a particularly active region of the Sun sent out a couple of Coronal Mass Ejections (CME). These CME were forecast to reach earth around 9pm last night. We were fortunate to have a clear sky forecast so I ventured out to try and see the show. As it often does with Northern Lights, the forecast wasn’t realized and the numbers didn’t reach their expected levels.

Luckily for us, around 1am, after about 4 hrs of waiting, the sky started to show some evidence of activity. I set up my up my camera to capture the sky and were treated to about an hour of pretty amazing lights. The camera certainly enhances the effect but the lights and pillars were visible to the naked eye. This is one 5 second exposure using my Canon camera.


  1. Wow. I’ve looked for them many times when further north in different places but have never seen them. Do they move? Is it kind of stationary? You mentioned a longer exposure, so I’m just wondering.

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  2. You’re extremely lucky to live in a part of the world where you can see the Northern Lights! So beautiful! And it really does pay to take a multi-second exposure to capture its essential beauty!

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