Visibility IV / V
The beginning of the Northern Lights show with its dunes had to be experienced only indirectly (some & net's cameras), and it was clear that now if it was worth twisting to see for yourself. Pessimistically, I warned just before 11 p.m. The pessimist was not disappointed. I arrived at the scene at 11:15 p.m. The camera recognized the spots as green, so it wasn’t all over yet. Vice versa.
I climbed to the top of the hill and noticed that the greenery was intensifying and I also separated a clear movement. And no cloud cloud anywhere. I started with a circular fish eye and after a couple of test shots I put 300 images on the counter (3 sec, 1 sec apart). After the shutter was silent, I quickly checked the result and decided to continue recording the timelapse. I just added a second counter in front. Namely, the more active description did not hurt when the fingers froze quickly in a strong wind without gloves, even though it was only a couple of degrees below zero. Sometimes you have to focus on watching and not always flicking the camera. (Seli seli, lazy photographer :)
During the more than 2 hours spent in the wind, the highlights were a red color clearly visible to the naked eye on a couple of occasions. A rare treat for me. As well as the fact that the fires extend well beyond the zenith even in the south. I kept blinking from the sky in all directions in the hope of possible rarities, but I didn’t see them. Also did not stick to the pictures. I saw the vertical streaks that sparked the conversation at the eastern end of the belt, I don't remember the time. I wondered when they resembled the "lamellae" of a belt sometimes seen from below, but were so strange when they were closer to the horizon than the zenith. Too bad they are indistinguishable from a timelapse. Maybe 3 sec was too much for them or else the fisheye projection will make them too small for this image quality.
Great show. The top 3 ranked at least for the fires observed in the south.
Figures 1 and 2 show situations where I saw red (0.25 and 1.08). Animation from 23.34-1.42